DataBook comes “ready-to-use” with a Jetty web server and a databook-first-steps.pdf tutorial.
To install and run it immediately :
• Under Windows, just run the setup program DataBook-*-windows-setup; then run DataBook from the Start menu or from your desktop icon.
• Under Linux, just unzip the downloaded DataBook-*-linux-i686.tar.gz file in a directory of your choice; then double-click the ./start.sh command file in this directory.
If you prefer, you can install it from a DataBook-*.war file on an existing Tomcat web server, please contact us to download the war file.
DataBook will not change or add any entry in your registry. It can be run from an external USB drive. It will create a new directory (%APPDATA%\Rever\DataBook under Windows or ~/.databook under Linux) in the current user's directory to store the project files.
As with any web application, while DataBook is running on your PC, it can also be accessed from the browser of your tablet or smartphone.
DataBook is provided with a few RDBMS drivers. For your specific needs, you might have to add new drivers or newer versions of the provided drivers. In this case, you need to edit the start.bat script (under Windows) or the ./start.sh script (under Linux) to add the name of the jdbc driver (.jar files with their complete path) to the JDBC_DRIVER variable. If more than one .jar file has to be added, they must be separated by a «,». For example, to add driver to access to Sybase database : set JDBC_DRIVER=c:\temp\jtds-1.3.1.jar
Under Windows, run the uninstall program in the Start menu. DataBook components will be deleted except %APPDATA%\Rever\DataBook directory. If the DataBook entry in the Start menu stays, delete it manually.
Under Linux, delete the DataBook directory where you unzipped it.
You can also remove your data models by deleting the DataBook directory %APPDATA%\Rever\DataBook under Windows or ~/.databook under Linux.