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Last Build Date: Sun, 11 Jan 2009 04:51:13 -0000


Document Database version 1.4 released

Sun, 11 Jan 2009 04:51:13 -0000

After many years, finally a new release of the Document Database.

* User Definable Fields, capture data that does not fit within the BibTeX fields
* Public Accessible Documents, if you hold the copyright you can publish documents directly from the database
* Statistics page shows who entered the most documents and which public documents got the most downloads
* Improved foreign character support

Call for Volunteers: DocDB on Windows

Sat, 11 Mar 2006 05:13:33 -0000

The DocDB project received numerous request for a Windows version. The document database is entirely written in PHP and should therefore run on any Apache server, independent of the operating system. However, the installation scripts are bash shell scripts which perform the installation on Unix like systems.

As we do not have any experience with installation tools for Windows but would like to support it too, we call for volunteers. We would love to find a volunteer who could write an installation program for DocDB on Windows using tools that are licensed under GPL.

If you are willing to develop a Windows installer for DocDB please send an e-mail to

We created a forum to discuss installation issues with DocDB on Windows here:
Please post here if you have information and/or experience in getting DocDB to work on Windows.

the DocDB team

Version 1.2 and MySQL Bug 1168373

Tue, 22 Mar 2005 23:11:45 -0000

There is a bug in the mysql port of the Document Database version 1.2. BibTeX entries can currently not be displayed. There is a fix for this bug. The description and the fix can be found here:

Document Database version 1.2 released

Mon, 21 Mar 2005 01:47:12 -0000


* MySQL Support (version 4.1)
* Filearea, a place to share files (read the Disclaimer)
* Notes, users can comment on papers
* Boolean Search (e.g, dogticatti)
* Limited foreign character support

Database Support

Fri, 25 Feb 2005 06:34:42 -0000

Until now, the Document Database only supported PostgreSQL as database backend. The upcoming version 1.2 will also support MySQL. If you can't wait, get the latest sources from CVS (not stable!) and report the errors using the bug tracking system.

Document Database Version 1.0.1 released.

Fri, 26 Mar 2004 22:34:59 -0000


* Supports multiple instances on the same machine
* Robust and easy installation
* Many Bugfixes

Security Bug 911782: Registered users can read

Mon, 08 Mar 2004 07:40:29 -0000

Unfortunately we discovered a Security Bug in Version 1.0 of the Document Database. This bug allows all registered users to read the file This file contains sensitive information about the Document Database installation.

Fix: Create a file ".htaccess" in the html/includes directory of your installation which contains the following lines:

Order allow,deny
Deny from all

Also change the ownership of the html/includes to webserveruser:docdbgroup and change the access rights to 770. You can find more information in the Bugtracking system under bug number: 911782