Rocket Database
Rocket Database
Updated October 27, 2007

Copyright © 2007 Chris Gonnerman
chris.gonnerman@newcenturycomputers.net
All Rights Reserved.

New! Version 0.6 Released October 27, 2007!
If you are upgrading from a prior version, please make a backup copy of your rocketry.db file, then uninstall the old version, before installing this program. When you run the database for the first time, your rocketry.db file should be automatically upgraded to the new version, but please keep a backup copy on hand in case this doesn't work out! If you don't keep a backup copy, and the new version eats your data, I'm not responsible since you were warned!

There are two ways to get this program: As a standalone Windows installer, or as a zipfile, which is platform independent (that is, you can use it on Linux and probably MacOS X as well as on Windows if you have the prerequisites installed).

Option 1: Windows Installer

This is the easiest option. Just download this file:

Rocket-Database-Setup-0.6.exe

After you download it, just double-click the file to install the program. You'll find a rather plain icon in the Start menu under "New Century Rocketry."

Option 2: Platform-Independent Zip File (Source Distribution)

After ensuring you have the two prerequisite packages installed (see below), just download this file:

Rocket-Database-0.6.zip

Unpack the zipfile; you'll find a single folder. Within are four files. The file "rockets.py" is the one you need to double-click to start the program. If you are using Windows, find the green "snake" icon named "rockets" and double-click it.

Prerequisites for Source Installation

First, you'll need python. If you are running Windows, you can get the download here:

http://python.org

Next, you need pysqlite. If you are running Windows, you can get a download here:

http://www.initd.org/tracker/pysqlite/wiki/pysqlite

Linux users will almost certainly already have Python installed.

If you are using Linux, you'll need to install the appropriate pysqlite package for your distribution. For Fedora Core, the needed software is called "python-sqlite2", so you can log in as root (or use su) and then type:

# yum install python-sqlite2

... answer a few prompts, and you're good to go. For other Linux versions, well, you're on your own, as I can't help you.

It should be possible to get this program running on MacOS X, but I don't know the procedure.

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