Valentina Release 9.5 adds new Report features, updates for macOS 10.5 Catalina

Release adds updates throughout all products including Valentina Server, Valentina Studio, Valentina Reports and all ADKs.


Paradigma Software is updating its entire product line to support changes in macOS 10.5 Catalina and the shift towards 64 bit development. Product specific changes, improvements and new features are listed under their respective sections.

  • Valentina Release 9.5 drops 32-bit support for both the macOS and Linux operating systems. For Windows, Paradigma Software will continue to provide 32-bit archives for some time. On the Paradigma Software FTP site, for versions 9.5 and later, the mac_32 and lin_32 directories will not exist. You can still access older releases in the Previous Releases directory.
  • All macOS installers are now in .pkg format and install into /Users/Shared/Paradigma Software. Older installers were 32 bit applications. Previous versions install into /Users/username/Paradigma Software.

Notes for macOS and Xojo development

  • Change to SDK 10.9 in all our Xcode projects. This is the minimal version for notarization of your Mac apps.
  • Removed all 32-bit archives for macOS for 10.15 or later
  • All installers are .pkg for all products.
  • VDB code improved to find vcomponents_x64 in location.
  • V4RB / XOJO code examples removed usage of FSRef and deprecated for Xojo 2019r2. V4RB / XOJO and all other ADK deployment scripts changed to install vcomponents_x64 into location instead of

Valentina Studio / Studio Pro

Valentina Studio is the free, all purpose database management and forms client tool. Valentina Studio Pro combines database management with diagramming, forms creation, reporting and database continuous integration.

  • [New][Reports] Multi-Part Reports. Create, edit, preview, print and view in Valentina Studio Pro. Deploy to Valentina Server or Valentina Reports ADK.
  • [New][Reports] Two Sided Reports. Create, edit, preview, print and view in Valentina Studio Pro. Deploy to Valentina Server or Valentina Reports ADK.
  • [New][Examples] Cloud Examples of ValentinaDB and SQLite databases (Sakila)
  • [New][Examples] Cloud Examples of Valentina Projects with Reports
  • [Imp][Linux] Upgrade Qt from v5.5 to 5.13 for improved ICU library
  • [Imp][SQLite] updated to 3.29
  • [Imp] [Project Page] Copy Valentina Forms between two Projects
  • [Fix][Sql Editor] Issue in auto-completion menu when you have a connection to a database server and none is selected
  • [Fix][ Data Editor] Syntax error on sorting in the Data Editor with WHERE filter.
  • [Fix][Diagram Editor] [macOS] Create a Link button on diagram on Retina screens.
  • [Fix][SQLite] Altering a table with VIEWs

Valentina Server

Valentina Server incorporates Valentina Reports Server, Valentina Forms Server and two database servers: Valentina DB Server and Valentina SQLite Server. Available for Windows, Linux, macOS and Raspberry PI.

  • [Imp][Mac] ACE framework updated from v6.0.3 to v6.5.5 for future compatibility with OpenSSL 1.1
  • [Imp][SQLite] Updated to 3.29 for Valentina SQLite Server.

Valentina DB

Valentina DB is the ultra fast, object-relational database from Paradigma Software. All improvements to Valentina DB are also rolled into related products including Valentina Studio and Valentina Server.

  • [New][SQL] MERGE command with two or more field joins, now uses indexing for vastly improving MERGE speed
  • [Imp][VShared] [macOS] Use NSTemporaryDirectory on macOS to fix issue with 10.15
  • [Fix] Issue with TRUNCATE command in a table with sequences the following INSERTs.
  • [Fix] sec_to_time() may produce NULL for valid argument in some circumstances

Valentina for Xojo ADK

Valentina DB ADK for Xojo and Valentina Reports ADK for Xojo are toolkits for adding powerful new features to Xojo applications. They are supported for macOS, Windows and Linux, including Raspbian for Raspberry PI.

  • Imp] V4RB plugin now works with Xojo 2019r2 BETA. Replaced in the code plugin FolderItem to FSRef function on FolderItem.NativePath.
  • All Example and Tutorial project saved with the option for ’64-bit build’ for 3 OS.

The Linux-32 plugin is discontinued. Carbon-32 and Cocoa-32 plugins are still included.

Valentina for PHP

Valentina PHP is supported for developing solutions with Valentina Server.

The standalone Valentina for PHP ADKs designed for ‘standalone’ deployment are discontinued. Previous releases are available in the Previous Releases archives.

All product updates are available for immediate download from the Paradigma Software download site. See the original announcement on the forum.