path: root/NEWS
diff options
authorSergey Poznyakoff <gray@gnu.org.ua>2013-12-25 14:34:45 +0000
committerSergey Poznyakoff <gray@gnu.org.ua>2013-12-25 14:34:45 +0000
commit82fe16f532fdd46744c51ba931ecd3fee2b10365 (patch)
tree7bacc97fe951e246eb9842361d4824c3242cf2ae /NEWS
parent46e182da4c8a338db22199e003fc2149ee3b1b81 (diff)
Version 1.11
Diffstat (limited to 'NEWS')
1 files changed, 11 insertions, 3 deletions
diff --git a/NEWS b/NEWS
index b81ca6f..5b89eaf 100644
--- a/NEWS
+++ b/NEWS
@@ -1,13 +1,21 @@
-GNU dbm NEWS -- history of user-visible changes. 2013-05-21
+GNU dbm NEWS -- history of user-visible changes. 2013-12-25
Copyright (C) 1990-2013 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
See the end of file for copying conditions.
Please send gdbm bug reports to <bug-gdbm@gnu.org>.
-Version 1.10.90 (Git)
+Version 1.11, 2013-12-25
* Improved dump format.
+A new dump format is implemented, which encodes all data in base64 and
+stores not only key/data pairs, but also the original database file
+metadata, such as file name, mode and ownership. Files in this format
+can be sent without additional encapsulation over transmission
+channels that normally allow only ASCII data. Dumps in this format
+allow for restoring an exact copy of the database, including file
+ownership and privileges.
* New function: gdbm_count
int gdbm_count (GDBM_FILE *file, gdbm_count *count);
@@ -21,7 +29,7 @@ Gdbm_dump create a plain-text dump of the GDBM database. This dump
can be used to create an exact copy of the database afterward.
The gdbm_load performs the reverse: given the dump file, it creates a
-GDBM database. Apart from the GDBM dump format, it also understands
+GDBM database. Apart from native GDBM dump formats, it also understands
the format generated by Berkeley DB db_dump utility. Thus, an easy
way to convert a Berkeley DB database to GDBM is:

Return to:

Send suggestions and report system problems to the System administrator.