Announcing DB-Manul, a Liquibase fork for continuing and enhancing Liquibase

Hello Nathan and all,

First, let me say that I am incredibly grateful for the Liquibase software. It has helped me tremendously in my work as a developer-supporting DBA and enabled me to smoothen our software release process. However, I noticed that recently, development activity seems to have ceased; the last commit in is now older than half a year. I tried to find out why that is so, but my forum post ( and my mail to Nathan did not seem to have made it through.

As the software project I am working for depends on the continuous availability and development of open-source Liquibase, I feel the need to take the initiative. I set up a repository at and started work on the following topics:

  • Getting the integration tests working (DONE for most OSS databases)
  • Merging as many open PRs as possible
  • Documenting which currently open bugs in the Liquibase Jira might be fixed in my tree
  • Start I18N work (very basic support for German message is on the way)
  • Modernize the code base to use Java 1.8 and JDBC 4.2 features where appropriate/useful

Please understand that the motivation for this is not to create rivalry to Liquibase, and the continued use of the Apache 2.0 license will ensure that everyone who wishes to merge parts of my tree into their software will always be able to do so. In fact, I would be glad if we could merge our trees again in the future. Naturally, Datical is invited to use the code if they see fit.

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to drop me a line at

Again, thanks for Liquibase,
Andreas Buschka