Glom 1.4.0 is out. Glom is an easy-to-use database system, which is gradually becoming more useful. It’s already available in Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty, not yet final)  thanks to Daniel Holbach and Martin Pitt.
New features in Glom 1.4
- Self-hosting: Databases can now be created in a local directory, without the pain of configuring a central PostgreSQL server. PostreSQL is still used to host the database on your local computer. You may, for instance, send an archive of this directory in an email. PostgreSQL is therefore now a non-optional dependency.
In future, a client-only version of Glom might be available for embedded devices.
- Details view:
- Related Records: Allow viewing of doubly-related records.
- A vertical scrollbar now allows the window to be smaller when necessary on your screen.
- List View: Now supports static text items, static pictures, and script buttons, as the Details view already did.
- Field Formatting: Allow the user to remove a previously-chosen Also Show field.
- Translations: Added Import and Export buttons, so you can use the standard .po format.
- Calculated Fields and Button Scripts: Now uses Python syntax highlighting, via GtkSourceView.
- Added a Script Library to the Developer menu, for Python code that should be reused (via Import) in several scripts.
- Added –debug_sql commmand-line option, which prints out the generated SQL commands.
Thanks to Johannes Schmid, Armin Burgmeier, Dodji Seketeli, L Davison, bugzilla, Openismus, and me.
Features planned for Glom 1.6
If they are finished in the next six months:
- Drag-and-drop layout editing.
- Relationships Overview.
- Locking, when multiple users access the same record.
- Port to libgda 3.0.
More details of the development plans are online.
 Ubuntu 6.06 LTS (Dapper) has Glom 1.0, and Ubuntu 6.10 (Edgy) has Glom 1.2. Both should be updated to their latest upstream Glom 1.0.x or 1.2.x versions to fix crashes, but there is still no way for me, a fully-FOSS-compliant software vendor, to deploy bug fix updates to my software on Ubuntu. Using a different .deb repository does not seem to be an acceptable solution.