Re: TODO list

On Wed, 8 Jul 1998, Rodrigo Moya wrote:

> Hi all!
> I am desperately looking for people wanting to help to speed up
> development to get to the 0.1 release, the first one complete and with a
> good architecture (IMO), so, just in case one of these people is
> listening, here is a list of things to do:
> * as mentioned in a previous mail, the gda-build* shell scripts
> (somebody?)
> * common server framework (I'm on it right now)
> * gda-builder: this will be a development environment for
> database-oriented apps, for making clients, servers, and more things
> such as services (CORBA objects) to be called from client apps (I'm
> starting on it right now)
> * expand the gda-ui library (Olivier Nenert <>
> looks as the best candidate for this, pay attention to his ideas)
> * include all gtk-doc generated documentation in the docs and modify
> makefiles so that when I do 'make dist', the HTML docs are generated and
> included in the .tar.gz.
> * if the GnomeDbDataset widget is to be done (one of Olivier's ideas), a
> Gda_Dataset object is needed, which means modifying the CORBA interfaces
> (gda/*.idl files)
> * cache in the Gda_Recordset/Gda_Dataset object
> (gda-clnt/gda-recordset.*), that is, store all fetched data in some
> place to be able to access it later, for things such as database cursor
> movement...
> * Rework the ODBC manager client library to use the GNOME configuration
> files
> * The GDA manager: this will be a tool for managing server-specific
> configuration files (or whatever). For this, a "configuration driver"
> must be written for each data source server. For instance, the oracle
> driver will add or modify entries in the tnsnames.ora file, the ODBC
> driver will modify the odbc.ini file, etc
> And, as soon as the server framework is finished:
> * terminate the oracle server (somebody out there knowing Oracle 8's
> OCI?), the PostgreSQL server, the MySQL server, the ODBC server
> * do the sybase and the ldap servers (somebody?)
> * modify all current servers to make use of the gda-buildserver script
> * add new servers
> So, again, if you feel like some of these things are very easy for you,
> do it please!!!
> Cheers!
> BTW, is there somebody on the list???

I'm also on this list. If I find sometime I could work on some of the
stuff you have here.


                                               Bruno Pires Marinho

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