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hamsterdb Embedded Storage 1.1.6 Sun Sep 12 20:44:25 CEST 2010 (C) Christoph Rupp, email@example.com; http://www.hamsterdb.com This is the README file of hamsterdb Embedded Storage. Contents: 1. About hamsterdb Embedded Storage is a database engine written in ANSI C. It supports a B+Tree index structure, uses memory mapped I/O (if available), supports fast Cursors and variable length keys and can create In-Memory Databases. This release stabilized the remote functionality. New samples for client/server scenarios are provided. The remote server can now write access logfiles. A unix daemon and a win32 Service were added. The dependency to Google Protocol Buffers for C was removed; instead, Google Protocol Buffers (C++) are now used. Compilation on ArchLinux (gcc 4.5.1) was fixed. Several functions are now deprecated. The source repository was moved to github. 2. Changes New Features * added samples for client/server scenarios * added a Unix daemon (or Win32 service) Bugfixes * Several memory leaks during remote communication were fixed * Several bugs in the remote communication code were fixed (see ChangeLog for details) Other Changes * documentation was improved * some functions are now deprecated * hamserver.h was renamed to hamsterdb_srv.h * the function interface in hamsterdb_srv.h was changed * compilation on ArchLinux (gcc 4.5.1) was fixed * the tutorial is now online at http://wiki.github.com/cruppstahl/hamsterdb * MSVC projects were updated to Visual Studio 2009 To see a list of all changes, look in the file ChangeLog. 3. Roadmap - update .NET wrapper - update Java wrapper - update Python wrapper - improve Transaction handling 4. Features - Very fast sorted B+Tree with variable length keys - Can run as an in-memory database - Supports multiple databases in one file - Supports record number databases ("auto-increment") - Supports duplicate keys (with sorting) - Support for logging and recovery - Support for Transactions (only one Transaction at a time, requires logging) - Support for partial reading/writing of records - Support for network access (remote databases) through http - Very fast database cursors - Configurable page size, cache size and index key size - Portable ANSI-C implementation - Runs on Linux, Unices, Microsoft Windows, Windows CE and on many architectures (also embedded and SPARC) - Endian-independent file format - Uses memory mapped I/O for fast disk access (but falls back to read/write if mmap is not available) - Uses 64bit file pointers and supports huge files (>2 GB) - Easy to use and well-documented - Supports rudimentary live-reorganization by automatically merging freelist entries - Remote access with embeddable server - Open source and released under the GPL 2.0 or later - Supports AES encryption and zlib compression - Wrappers for C++, Python, Java and .NET 5. Known Issues/Bugs None. 6. Compiling 6.1 Linux and Cygwin/Win32 To compile hamsterdb Embedded Storage, run ./configure, make, make install. Run `./configure --help' for more options (i.e. static/dynamic library, build with debugging symbols etc). 6.2 Microsoft Visual Studio 8 A Solution file is provided for Microsoft Visual C++ 2005: 'win32/hamsterdb.sln'. It compiles a static and a dynamic library. Please read the README.TXT file in the win32 directory. All libraries can be downloaded precompiled from the hamsterdb webpage. To download Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Express Edition for free, go to http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/express/visualc/default.aspx. 6.3 Dependencies hamsterdb will compile out of the box. On Unix, however, remote functionality will be disabled if libcurl and Google protobuf SDKs are not installed. If you want to include remote functionality, then you have to download the dependencies from here: http://code.google.com/p/protobuf/ http://curl.haxx.se/libcurl/ On Ubuntu, you can install the following packages: protobuf-compiler libprotobuf-dev libcurl-dev For Windows, precompiled libcurl/protobuf libraries are available on hamsterdb.com. 7. Testing and Example Code Make automatically compiles several example programs in the directory 'samples'. To see hamsterdb Embedded Storage in action, just run 'samples/db1' or any other sample. (or 'win32/out/samples/db1/db1.exe' on Windows platforms). 8. API Documentation The header files in 'include/ham' have extensive comments. Also, a doxygen script is available; run 'make doc' to start doxygen. The generated documentation is also available on the hamsterdb web page. 9. Other Ways to Compile hamsterdb Embedded Storage If you want to compile hamsterdb without using the provided ./configure environment, you have to set some preprocessor macros: DEBUG enable debugging output and diagnostic checks (slow!) HAM_LITTLE_ENDIAN compile for little endian machines (i.e. x86) HAM_BIG_ENDIAN compile for big endian machines (most other architectures) HAM_32BIT compile for 32bit (alias: WIN32) HAM_64BIT compile for 64bit (alias: WIN64, also needs WIN32) HAM_ENABLE_INTERNAL enable internal functions (declared in include/ham/hamsterdb_int.h) HAM_DISABLE_COMPRESSION build without support for zlib compression HAM_DISABLE_ENCRYPTION build without support for AES encryption Also, if you compile for windows, you have to compile the file 'src/os_win32.c', and ignore the file 'src/os_posix.c'. Vice versa on non-Windows platforms. 10. Porting hamsterdb Embedded Storage Porting hamsterdb Embedded Storage shouldn't be too difficult. All operating system dependend functions are declared in 'src/os.h' and defined in 'src/os_win32.c' or 'src/os_posix.c'. Other compiler- and OS-specific macros are in 'include/ham/types.h'. Most likely, these are the only files which have to be touched. Also see item 9) for important macros. 11. Licensing hamsterdb Embedded Storage can be licensed on a per-developer basis for closed source applications. For more details, see http://hamsterdb.com/licensing and http://hamsterdb.com/store. hamsterdb Embedded Storage is released under GPL2 or later. There are several exceptions for other open source licenses (see http://hamsterdb.com/licensing/exceptions for legal information and a license list). 12. Contact Author of hamsterdb Embedded Storage is Christoph Rupp Paul-Preuss-Str. 63 80995 Muenchen/Germany email: firstname.lastname@example.org web: http://www.hamsterdb.com 13. Other Copyrights The AES library in '3rdparty/aes' is (C) Karl Malbrain, email@example.com (http://www.geocities.com/malbrain). It has the following license: This work, including the source code, documentation and related data, is placed into the public domain. The orginal author is Karl Malbrain. THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED AS-IS WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, NOT EVEN THE IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY. THE AUTHOR OF THIS SOFTWARE, ASSUMES _NO_ RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY CONSEQUENCE RESULTING FROM THE USE, MODIFICATION, OR REDISTRIBUTION OF THIS SOFTWARE. The zlib library in '3rdparty/zlib' is (C) Jean-loup Gailly and Mark Adler. It has the following license: This software is provided 'as-is', without any express or implied warranty. In no event will the authors be held liable for any damages arising from the use of this software. Permission is granted to anyone to use this software for any purpose, including commercial applications, and to alter it and redistribute it freely, subject to the following restrictions: 1. The origin of this software must not be misrepresented; you must not claim that you wrote the original software. If you use this software in a product, an acknowledgment in the product documentation would be appreciated but is not required. 2. Altered source versions must be plainly marked as such, and must not be misrepresented as being the original software. 3. This notice may not be removed or altered from any source distribution. Jean-loup Gailly Mark Adler firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com The mongoose http server in '3rdparty/mongoose' is (C) Sergey Lyubka and Gilbert Wellisch. 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