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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <ge...@adeptra.com>
Subject Re: Hello
Date Thu, 09 May 2002 14:51:13 GMT
On 5/9/02 9:42 AM, "Andrew C. Oliver" <acoliver@apache.org> wrote:

> 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.

I don't think we need two - we can call the 'commons' 'tools', which I like
better anyway, but not sure two are really needed - the scope of
commons/tools would be analogous, namely 'smaller' bits.

> 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.

There is no "server-side" constraint, right?  I think an open source TOAD
would be awesome and that's not "server-side".

>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
> orthagonallity

But we have to be careful - we don't want this to be 'db sourceforge'.  I
think we need to keep a very high standard for entry.  We can't accumulate

> -andy
>>> 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."

Geir Magnusson Jr.
Research & Development, Adeptra Inc.

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