I’ve put lots of work into Glom over the last few days. There are a couple of nice new features, needed for (my idea of) version 1.0 completeness. I guess this will be available in Ubuntu (maybe only Dapper) real quick, thanks to Daniel Holbach. It is a little difficult to get all the dependencies when building it yourself.
As in FileMaker, you are always looking at either all the records or a set of records based on a Find that you just did. Now there’s visual feedback about this at the bottom-right of the window, and a button to get back to seeing all records.
Whenever I built systems with FileMaker I would always create a big concatenated calculated field for doing quick full-text searches, and I’d make this show up on the Find screens. Glom just gives you this feature for free. There are probably more efficient ways of phrasing the SQL, but that can be improved behind the scenes.
The glom example now contains example data, including an attractive picture of me in a record in the Contacts table, some made-up products, and some invoices that use them. And now you don’t need to be aware any more of the name of the database on the postgres server. Glom automatically chooses a new database name and associates the new file (created from the example, like a template file.) with the database.