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More attention for Buddy!
I'm almost ashamed to admit it's been over a year since I last updated this page. Despite this, I'm pleased to say there's been a bit of action in the world of SqlBuddy, and the project is no where near dead.
I've recently been approached by Caz Software (http://www.caz.com.au) who were looking to offer a modified version of SqlBuddy to their customers. Caz Software will be making bug fixes and adding some features to SqlBuddy, all of which will be committed back into the open source code base.
In fact, they have already been busy fixing minor bugs and making small improvements here and there. you can get these by checking out the latest code from CVS. Otherwise, you'll have to wait a month or so before the next release.
Of course, one great benefit of all this is that Caz are a professional commercial software development company, who will be exposing Buddy to a wide range of end users and consequently introducing bug fixes, enhancements and ensuring the stability and longivity of the project. Fantastico!
News Update (02-Oct-2003)
I must appologise for the lack of progress on Buddy recently. THE PROJECT HAS NOT DIED!. Unfortunately summer got the better of me I'm afraid (and Jon, by the looks of things!). I decided to spend more time outside enjoying the sunshine, travelling, enjoying the company of my new gal, learning to drive, you get the idea.... Anyway, if you're really interested in me, which I'm sure you're not, then goto my home page!
Ahh, another thing that is worth mentioning. I have started looking into a new multi-db version of Buddy, that currently supports Postgres 7.3, SqlServer 2000, and Microsoft Access 2000 (kinda). I haven't made it OpenSource yet becuase I wanted to see if I could get it going. So far it's a faster and leaner the SqlBuddy "original". but there are nowhere near as many features yet.... If anyone is interested in this project let me know, I can happily send out a binary for you to play with. Eventually, I hope it will supercede this Alpha version of Buddy available here.
New Developer On Board
I'd like to welcome Thomas Hansen to the team. Thomas is a strong c# developer from Oslo, who is given some good contributions toward Buddy already!
NEW 0.69 Alpha Released! (28-Sep-2003)
We've recently picked up Buddy development again to refine features and iron out some bugs. Admittedly, our new team member Thomas has sparked off a new wave of enthusiasm for myself, so hopefully there will be some more releases soon! This release has focused on further removing SQLDMO dependencies, tidying up annoying bugs, and refining some of the database-specific commands such as Backup/Restore database.
This is YOUR software!
We want to make SqlBuddy into something good. To do that we need harsh critisism. If you want anything doing on SqlBuddy then please let us know. Please try and think your ideas through before submitting them, and don't be afraid to offer any kind of suggestions. I'm quite happy to hear any of the following:
Bring it on!