Becoming part of Gnome Office
- From: Brian Bruns <camber ais org>
- To: gnome-office-list gnome org
- Subject: Becoming part of Gnome Office
- Date: Mon, 30 Dec 2002 12:31:13 -0500 (EST)
I'm working on an application that I would like to become integrated with
Gnome Office. It's the graphical component of MDB Tools, which for those
who haven't heard of it is a reverse engineering effort for MS Access
databases (mdb files). I've recently spent time porting it from
Gtk-only/Gnome 1.x to Gnome 2.0 and converting over to using libglade. A
screen shot can be seen at
to give you a rough idea of what it does. But, in general, it's a tool
for dealing with Access databases under linux/*nix, which is something
currently missing from all the open office suites.
So, my questions...What does it take to become part of Gnome Office, what
types of things should be implemented wrt bonobo, gnome-print, et al?
One last thing, this is not any kind of competition with Gnome-DB, indeed
Gnome-DB access providers will use the libmdb from MDB Tools. This
application is intended for making use of legacy data in MDB format.
Right now support is limited to read-only catalog, table data and schema
information, but I'll be adding write support, exporting of Access forms
to Glade XML format, doing something with the embeded VBA script and Gnome
Basic (TBD), and other very specific Access things that Gnome-DB will
never support being a general solution.
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