Announcement (July 2014): Chive is no longer actively developed / maintained
When chive was build back in 2009, we were very dissatisfied with the existing tools available. One of the most important features of chive was the ability to inline-edit mysqldata and to quickly search through the list of tables in a nice and fast gui. Another goal was to provide a database tool which is build on a well architectured codebase. This was 2009 and chive was a really nice replacement for the good old phpmyadmin.
Since 2009 a lot has changed. First, phpmyadmin, supports all of the features out of the box now, which have made chive unique back in 2009.
Rebuilding chive on top of these state of-the-art technologies available today, would require a vast amount of work. Unfortunately we can no longer fund further development nor continue supporting the existing codebase.
The source code of chive will still be available public, but we will no longer respond to pull requests and issues.
I want to thank all of our users which used chive and or supported it by providing pull-requests, translations and other utilities around it.
Chive is a modern Open-Source MySQL Data Management tool. With it's fast and elaborate user interface it is getting very popular especially by web engineers. Chive was created because of an disaffection with existing tools. They usually were hard to handle and very time-consuming while the daily use of an web engineer.
The first version of chive was shipped in Oktober 2009. Since that, the project is moving forward in various directions:
- Improving features to provide even better user experience
- Implementing missing functionality
- Fixing Bugs and improving stability
Installation on Linux
If you are using Linux, there is a very simple way to install Chive. Just run the following command in your terminal window to download and extract Chive:
wget -O - http://www.chive-project.com/Download/Redirect|tar -xzp
This command will download the latest version of Chive and extract it into a directory named "chive". All relevant file/directory privileges are stored in the tarball.
Chive is sponsored by Fusonic (http://www.fusonic.net)
Chive is released under the terms of the GNU General Public License v3.