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Do you know flattr? It's a social micropayments system and I think it's a very nice idea.

You can help the DaDaBIK project by flattring it! Just click on the icon on the up-right corner.


DaDaBIK 4.3 final release is OUT!

Hi all,
I'm proud to announce the final release of DaDaBIK 4.3.

After 3 months of work, 6 intermediate releases, about 25 bugs fixed and several new features/changes, we can provide a final release.

I hope this could be a milestone in the DaDaBIK development process.

In this release the main changes are the upgrade to TinyMCE (this can fix security problems and other issues that the old TinyMCE version used could cause), the fix of the extracting problems with some MS Windows systems and the fix of some delete-all related bugs. The complete list of the changes are available in the changelog. The on-line changelog for some reasons didn't contain the changes for DaDaBIK 4.3 beta 3, this was fixed too.

I have added a small Amazon link to the Amazon mp3 store in the admin interface. If you buy mp3s from that link (can be a nice XMASS gift!) you can financially support DaDaBIK. If you don't like it, DaDaBIK it's open source so you can delete it.


DaDaBIK 4.3 rc2 is out

Hi all,
the main change is the upgrade of the ADOdb library.
Some users (thanks Chris) reported that DaDaBIK, with some PHP versions and error reporting settings, produced some "Deprecated" and "Strict Standard" warnings. This was due to the ADOdb version used, which was too old. DaDaBIK now uses the last ADOdb version for PHP5 and automatically load the last PHP4 compatible ADOdb library if you are still using PHP4. This can also fix security problems and other issues that the old ADOdb version used could cause.

Another improvement regards DaDaBIK code's footprint: a lot of not strictly-needed files has been removed from the official release, which is now lighter (zip file less than 2MB).

Finally, the single-donation button of the admin section now works as expected.

For the complete list of changes, read the change log


4.3 rc1 is out, new admin section, last security patch, PLEASE UPGRADE!

Hi all,
the version 4.3 release candidate 1 is out; I think it's a milestone in the DaDaBIK road map: many bugs fixed and a new admin section. I hope the 4.3 final release will be available soon, but the idea is to come out with something that can produce applications very close to the enterprise level quality without coding so I want to wait your feedback on this rc1.

From the security side, DaDaBIK 4.3 beta3 in a case-sensitive environment didn't include the htmLawed library; this left DaDaBIK exposed to the security risk that version 4.3 beta3 was supposed to fix; now the problem is solved and also another (potential) security problem has been fixed as you can see from the changelog (where you can find the complete list of changes and bug fixes related to the version 4.3 rc1). So you really need to upgrade!

Teh new admin section, a lot of work: new look, some improvements in the interface, in-line help for the interface configurator, possibility to send feedback, to donate and to buy email/phone commercial support. The configuration file has been improved in clarity too.
Furthermore, the documentation has been completely revised, clarifying some aspects when needed and highlighting some new known bugs/limitations.

A completely new demo is also available, it's an enterprise-oriented application: a simplified invoicing system.

Donations: I'm very happy to see that, just during the last 15 days, 33 people decided to give some money to the project. But it's stil a very small fraction of all the people who download DaDaBIK (a lot) and it's not enough to dedicate a fixed amount of time to the project like I'm doing at the moment. Please have a look to other commercial softwares similar to DaDaBIK, then come back here and think if it's fair or not to donate some euros if you use DaDaBIK, considering the plus of having the source code available.

My road map (an update soon in the section) is quite clear now: a couple of 4.x which fill fix some bugs and/or introduce some small new features and try to enlarge the users base introducing the support for SQLite, IBM DB2 and (maybe) Microsoft Access, then (in 6/7 months) a version 5.0 which will come out with (maybe) some code refactoring but first of all with a completely new security/permission infrastructure with high granularity: the possibility to allow the user John to see just some fields of a table for example.
In order to follow the road map I need to be economically supported , this is the way to allow DaDaBIK to survive. If a compamy would like to sponsor the development of some new features (according to the company's and the project needs), it would also be very welcome.


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