Re: Re:[gnome-db]personal databases with gnome-db

On 11 Apr 2001 16:42:52 -0400, Adam Tauno Williams wrote:
> >It seems that GNOME-DB is the only candidate for database stuff, so we
> >should take special attention to this, since this would be a major use
> >of GNOME-DB. One thing that's been said is that GNOME-DB should provide
> >the personal database stuff to GO. By personal, I suppose it's meant
> >"oriented to simple users".
> >So, although by no means do I want to lower libgda/gnome-db power to
> >support "simple users", I think we must do something on this issue, and
> >the best thing that comes to my mind is to have ALWAYS a default gda
> >provider installed with the rest of GNOME-DB, so that "simple users"
> >don't have to worry about setting up a database server, etc.
> >This default provider should be using something that is available in
> >any Linux system, so I've thought about XML or Berkeley DB.
> >Thoughts? ideas?
> unixODBC supports the distinction between System and User datasources (user =
> setup by a user for "personal" user,  system = setup by some admin to be
> available to "all" users).  On thing that unixODBC provides is an SQI ODBC
> driver that supports SQL access to CSV files,  which is quite handy.  Maybe
> someone could adapt that as an initial data source for users?  (I'm just a user,
> not a developer, but it seems to me like a reasonable idea,  no flames required
> to convince me I'm wrong).
it seems like a good alternative to XML or Berkeley DB. What other people think

about this?


Rodrigo Moya <rodrigo gnome-db org> <rodrigo ximian com>

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