Re: [gnome-db] Re: GRAND MASTER PLAN

On Mon, 2004-03-08 at 11:13 -0500, Adam Williams wrote:

> > > A complete database toolkit set that allow the easy rapid application 
> > > development of custom db appliations for gnome. Also a collection of 
> > > common business applications like accounting, payroll, inventory etc.
> > Yes. Although I already have a problem with terminology.  
> > "database" is the wrong word, as it implies sql. 
> Or at least "relation database" does, but why quibble. :)  
data source is the term I prefer for that, it just implies a source to
get data from.

> > Its broader than that.  I want two abilities:
> > 1) the ability to take data, be it from sql, an xml file, or 
> >    something ephemeral that came over a socket, and convert
> >    it into a set of C-language objects that can be manipulated
> >    and searched and operated on.  (Note that a possible data
> >    source is a gtkentry widget...
> > 2) the ability to suck data out of the c-language objects, and
> >    shove that data back to an sql database, or to an xml file
> >    or to a socket, or into a gtk widget (for display) or into
> >    an abiword document (for display). 
> This sould VERY much like .Net's ADO.  At least to me.
that's also basically what libgda does. Not the socket stuff, but the
other things are already available via libgda and libgnomedb.


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