Unireg is our tty interface builder, but it uses a low level connection
to our NISAM (which is used by MySQL) and because of this it is very
quick. It has existed since 1979 (on Unix in C since ~1986).
Unireg has the following components:
One table viewer with updates/browsing.
Multi table viewer (with one scrolling region).
Table creator. (With lots of column tags you can't create with MySQL)
This is WYSIWYG (for a tty). You design a screen and Unireg prompts for
the column specification.
A lot of utilities (quick export/import of tables to/from text files,
analysis of table contents...).
Powerful multi-table updates (which we use a lot) with a BASIC-like
language with LOTS of functions.
Dynamic languages (at present in Swedish and Finnish). If somebody wants
an English version there are a few files that would have to be translated.
The ability to run updates interactively or in a batch.
Emacs-like key definitions with keyboard macros.
All this in a binary of 800K.
convform utility. Converts `.frm' and text files between
different character sets.
pack_isam utility. Packs a NISAM table (makes it 50-80%
smaller). The table can be read by MySQL like an ordinary
table. Only one record has to be decompressed per access. Cannot handle
TEXT columns or updates (yet).
We update most of our production databases with the Unireg interface and
serve web pages through MySQL (and in some extreme cases the Unireg
Unireg takes about 3M of disk space and works on at least the following
platforms: SunOS 4.x, Solaris, Linux, HP-UX, ICL Unix, DNIX, SCO and
Unireg is currently only available in Swedish and Finnish.
The price tag for Unireg is 10,000 Swedish kr (about $1500 US), but this
includes support. Unireg is distributed as a binary. (But all the ISAM
sources can be found in MySQL). Usually we compile the binary for the
customer at their site.
All new development is concentrated to MySQL.