[ANN] If You Don't Need "Q", SDB Will Do.

Rob Cozens rcozens at pon.net
Sun Dec 21 21:11:04 EST 2003

Serendipity Library Update 20031220 is now available for download at 

This update includes the first release of the Client/Server version 
of Serendipity Database--Binary (SDB) and the revolution_ipc group's 
interprocess communication library, libIPC, to the Revolution 
community at large.

SDB is a general-purpose, hierarchical database written entirely in 
Transcript.  It runs in single user or client/server mode with 
identical syntax, and includes  database administration & search 
utilities.  Serendipity Library is available without charge to all 
Revolution & MetaCard developers, and is now 100% open source.

SDB databases support:

* Multiple record types
* Variable length records, fields, & keys
* Record access by
      Exact or approximate key
      Relative position (ie: first, next, previous, & last)
      Record Id (db stack card Id)
      Raw record number (db stack card number - 3)
* Update and retrieval of individual fields
* Record selection based on field contents.

SDB, like Serendipity Library in general, is multi-lingual and user 
translatable.  The Library currently ships with language support in 
Dutch, English, French, German, & Spanish.


Rob Cozens
CCW, Serendipity Software Company

"And I, which was two fooles, do so grow three;
Who are a little wise, the best fooles bee."

from "The Triple Foole" by John Donne (1572-1631)

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