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LiquiBase 1.5.0 Released

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LiquiBase Core 1.5.0 is now available for download from http://www.liquibase.org/download. LiquiBase is an open source database version control and refactoring library that supports mulitple database types and integrates with many popular tools including Ant, Maven, Grails, Spring, IntelliJ and Eclipse.

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1.5.0 includes a major code refactoring as well as several important enhancements and bug fixes including:

IMPROVED SCHEMA SUPPORT

There is now a "defaultSchemaName" parameter available for setting default schema. This schema will be used for all ambiguous database objects as well as for storing the databasechangelog and databasechangeloglock tables.


IMPROVED ANT TASKS

Ant support has been greatly expanded and now covers most of the functionality available in the command line application. See http://www.liquibase.org/manual/ant for more information.


NEW COMMANDS

  • changeLogSync
  • updateCount
  • updateCountSQL

NEW REFACTORINGS


OTHER CHANGES

  • Custom Database implementations can be specified with the databaseClassName parameter
  • ReplaceIfExists attribute added to createView
  • createTable can specify uniqueConstraintName
  • Setting value/valueNumeric/valueBoolean/valueDate on addColumn will update all existing rows with the given value
  • Database table comments saved to generated change log
  • Changelog file comparisons are case-insensitive on windows
  • Rollback commands can specify contexts
See http://blog.liquibase.org/2008/01/liquibase-core-150-released.html for full release information.

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