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


On Sat, Apr 14, 2001 at 04:41:33PM +0200, Rodrigo Moya wrote:
> On 12 Apr 2001 12:36:23 +0200, Holger Thon wrote:
> > On Wed, Apr 11, 2001 at 08:53:43PM +0200, Rodrigo Moya wrote:
> well, the problem with Berkeley DB is that it only allows key->value
> pairs to be stored, which makes it a bit difficult for a novice user to
> have to distribute its data into several files. What about gdbm, does it
> work the same way?

Well, this is an argument against it. I don't know, how gdbm works, though. :-/

> I've been looking at the sqlite (
> proposed by Adam, and it looks like another good candidate. It even
> supports SQL, so it's got lot of the work made for us. It seems like a
> perfect choice also for advanced users, since it support smost of the
> DBMS stuff, and allows, for example, to play with a local database
> before actually using the BIG database on the server.

Yes, this sounds great. One problem is however, that sqlite seems not to be
in any distribution. So either we'd need to package sqlite ourselves or
use something what is on any linux system with gnome (like berkely db, gdbm,

> > Predefined relations (e.g. addressbook table, video/cd collection table, 
> > disk catalogue) would also be something that helps simple users use gnome-db 
> > (and if it's just a hardcoded create table statement, first :-).
> yes, we could perfectly use XML queries for that, and distribute the XML
> files as part of GNOME-DB.
> > A simplified DB-Designer Component (table designer being able to add/remove
> > columns and finally proceed generation of the table) would also be valuable
> > for them (as they would not want to design using er-models, would they ;-).
> > 
> > Perhaps, the predefined relations could be included into this component later
> > or imported and modified by the users needs.
> > 
> yes, sounds like a good idea to have all this for novice users. So, let's vote for
> the standard GDA backend (please fill in :-)
> sqlite (rodrigo)
> Berkeley DB ()
> XML ()
> GDBM ()
> csv ()
if gdbm needs key->value pairs
	vote for xml
	vote for gdbm




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