[gnome-db] Re: libgda .... Re: GnuCash page on GO site

On Thu, 2004-03-04 at 11:11 -0600, Linas Vepstas wrote:

> On Wed, Mar 03, 2004 at 05:29:59PM +0100, Rodrigo Moya was heard to remark:
> > 
> > You are saying qof provides you what you need for GNUCash. 
> QOF is the internal object framwork inside of gnucash that
> is "generic" and is independent of the fact that gnucash deals
> with finacial objects.  It is in the process of being split 
> out of gnucash.  The split-out is not complete, there are still
> important parts that remain inside of gnucash, and haven't
> been abstracted yet.
that sounds great

> > That's great,
> > so then let's see what it's got and how it could be merged/used in
> > addition to/whatever with libgda. I guess you are using some API to
> > access the databases, am I right? If so, what API(s)? 
> The API that we use for database acesss is "QOF". 
yes, but then, QOF, what does it use to directly access the DB? native
postgres/mysql libraries? odbc?

> > Could those API(s)
> > be replaced with libgda, which provides an abstraction over many
> > supported RDBMS? What changes would be needed in libgda to allow that?
> I've already tried to answer these questions in earlier emails.
> I'm trying to be as clear as possible.  We can't replace QOF
> with libgda because libgda is missing many features.  
nobody is saying to replace qof with libgda, but to use libgda in QOF.


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