Paradigma Software, makers of the Valentina line of database products, have released Valentina Technology Release 1.9, which adds new features to all products in the product line.
All members of the Valentina enabled family will include the new features, like larger databases — now Valentina databases can have files larger than 2GB.
New Compact and Defragment commands let you reclaim unused segments in databases, and to remove fragmentation in indexes and VarChar fields, according to MacTech magazine . A Diagnose command allows the status of the database to be checked and a report produced for individual tables and fields.
As of Valentina Technology Release 1.9, base objects can be password encrypted with a single command. The VarChar field now requires two bytes less space, which purportedly offers speed improvements between 5-25 percent.
Paradigma Software has also released Valentina C/Pascal Library, which enables developers using Pascal and C library compatible environments (such as Borland C++) to migrate their database applications to a modern database platform. Purchasers of Valentina C++ SDK will also receive access to the source files for Valentina C/Pascal library.
The company has also released Valentina COM. It’s designed to make Valentina technology accessible to any COM compatible development environment, including Microsoft Visual Basic and Borland Delphi. Other recent improvements to Valentina Technology (release 1.8.10) include support of Zip compression in BLOB fields and 448-bit Blowfish Encryption.
All Valentina products are based on the Valentina database kernel. Valentina solutions are available for most development environments, including REAL Software’s REALbasic, Macromedia Director, Metrowerks CodeWarrior, Microsoft C++, Purity Software’s WebSiphon, Visual Basic, Deplhi, Java and all XCMD compatible products, such as MetaCard and Apple’s HyperCard.
A standalone Valentina application (VAPP) allows rapid creation and set up of Valentina databases on Mac OS Classic and Mac OS X systems. Valentina 1.9 benefits come as a free upgrade in for each Valentina product from Paradigma Software.