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From "Andrew C. Oliver" <acoli...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Hello
Date Thu, 09 May 2002 13:42:55 GMT
James Taylor wrote:

>DataVision is my favorite among the java open source db reporting
>options. Though it is certainly missing some features it is further
>along than anything else _I_ have seen. Might be another nice project to
>put under this new umbrella (if you and any other authors are interested
>in participating in an apache community of course).
>-- jt
That does look way cool.  Its ASL'd and I think extending the invitation 
would be good, but we should probably think about the db project's 
scope.  I would suggest that in addition to a dbcommons we have a 
dbtools subproject.  The scope of db/root level projects would be 
general apis and server-side stuff and the scope of the dbtools 
subproject of the db project would be various db tools.  I mean there 
are like hundreds of little TOAD like tools and query guis and etc.  It 
seems appropriate for them to be subgrouped for the purpose of 


>>I just joined this group and have been lurking for a few days, trying to
>>figure out what the group is about. I'm the author of DataVision
>>(http://datavision.sourceforge.net), an Open Source project released under
>>the Apache license.
>>Here's the standard DataVision blurb:
>>    "DataVision is a database reporting tool similar to Crystal Reports.
>>    Reports can be viewed and printed from the application or output as
>>    HTML, LaTeX2e, XML, DocBook, or tab- or comma-separated text files.
>>    From the LaTeX2e and DocBook output files you can in turn produce PDF,
>>    text, HTML, PostScript, and more.
>>    "Report descriptions are stored as XML files. This means you can not
>>    only use the DataVision GUI, but you may also edit reports using your
>>    favorite text editor.
>>    "DataVision is written in Java. It runs under Linux, Windows, various
>>    flavors of BSD and Unix, and Mac OS X. It can generate reports from
>>    Oracle, PostgreSQL, MySQL, Informix, hsqldb, Microsoft Access, and any
>>    other database with available JDBC drivers."

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