I am glad to announce that Alessandro Andreoli, an Italian student of the University of Milan, decided to join the DaDaBIK team and to do a very important work on DaDaBIK as part of his master thesis in Computer Science.
Alessandro is working on the new DaDaBIK security model, something I wanted to implement since years but I didn't find the time to.
When his work will be finished, it will be possible to create group of users and to set permissions at a very granual level, for example saying that the group X has read permissions on the table customers while user Y has also write permission on that table, but not on the field customers.phone_number.
It is a very important shift toward the adoption of DaDaBIK in an enterprise environment.
A big "thank you!" to Alessandro from all the DaDaBIK community.
Another big news is that I'm writing from the United States, where I'm going to live for some months as a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley.
I Hope to give you some news about the next release of DaDaBIK soon!
the locking mechanism is the feature chosen among all the ones proposed by users in the Like, disLike and Propose Wiki.
I want to discuss the implementation details with the users so please leave your comments in the Wiki! Registration is not mandatory to write.
as you probably know, DaDaBIK now supports SQLite. Since February 2 2001, more than 30 SQLite installations have been registered online.
I would like to have feedback (good and bed feedback) from those users, because I'm going to release a new version.
I also remind you that the Like, disLike & Propose Wiki will still be available for one month. Please use it to tell what you like, dislike and propose about DaDaBIK. A feature selected anong the ones proposed will be implemented.
today the DaDaBIK Wiki (http://www.dadabik.org/wiki) opens to anyone who wishes to express his opinion about DaDaBIK.
Like, disLike & Propose is the title of the Wiki and the aim is to allow users to freely and easily tell three things: what they LIKE about DaDaBIK, what they DON'T LIKE and what they PROPOSE for the future releases.
The Wiki is open to anyone, registration is not needed to edit. If you prefer you can register and login, in that case you can also easily sign your edits.
After six weeks since its opening, one of the proposals will be chosen; through the Wiki the DaDaBIK developers together with the users will discuss about high-level aspects of its implementation and finally the developers will implement the proposal as a new DaDaBIK feature.
I'm proud to announce that DaDaBIK has now SQLite support!
The SQLite database engine has become very popular in the last years and I think its support can increase the user base of DaDaBIK.
Since I experienced some problems in trying to write an ADOdb driver for SQLite3, I chose to use the PDO library instead; this means that you need at least PHP 5.1 to use DaDaBIK with SQLite.
Beyond SQLite support, you can find the complete list of new features, feature changes and fixed bugs for DaDaBIK 4.4 alpha in the change log.
Maybe it's important to point out that the SQL logging feature, due to some problems I experienced with the last ADOdb releases used since DaDaBIK 4.3 beta RC2, is not available anymore.