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

On Fri, Mar 05, 2004 at 05:27:32PM +0100, Rodrigo Moya was heard to remark:
> so, your database is a XML file then?

gnucash supports the storage of data in both xml and sql. 

> libdbi does what libgda does, so there's no point in using one from the
> other.

OK, then I misunderstand libgda. 

libpg and ODBC and libdbi are low-level communications 
libraries that do not offer any sort of abstraction, they're 
just straight-ahead API's for SQL database acess.  They are 
adequate for what they do.

But I thought the goal of libgda was to provide a set of high-level
abstractions to multiple data sources, including sql and xml and ldap,
which would imply that libgda is comparable to other high-level
abstraction libraries.  But maybe that is libmergeant.

Finding the correct high-level abstraction is difficult, which
is why I kept harping on bond and gnue and qof and dwi.  
None of those packages do it all, they're all shit, they've
all got major faults and shortcomings, but they're all 
that we have today .  It would be very nice to have a 
database abstraction layer that combined the best features 
and aspects from bond and gnue and qof and dwi (and mergeant 
too I guess). I was hoping to have a conversation about 
the high-level database abstraction layer.


pub  1024D/01045933 2001-02-01 Linas Vepstas (Labas!) <linas linas org>
PGP Key fingerprint = 8305 2521 6000 0B5E 8984  3F54 64A9 9A82 0104 5933

[Date Prev][Date Next]   [Thread Prev][Thread Next]   [Thread Index] [Date Index] [Author Index]