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From Fernand Vanrie <>
Subject Re: MySQL native Connector not working on fresh 3.4 install
Date Thu, 07 Jun 2012 11:32:31 GMT

I understand your point, but can you tell way The connector works in OO 
3.4 when it  was installed under 3.3 and not from fresh 3.4 install ?
Everyting must been still in place, only some configuration has to been 
done   i suppose ?


> Le 07/06/12 11:58, Fernand Vanrie a écrit :
> Hi Fernand,
>> I know you are right person to discuss this, your point is that the
>> extension needs a recompile against the latest versions. You probably do
>> it for some platforms, but not for Windows ?
> I no longer build it for anything other than my personal use, and then
> only on Mac with the current master code source tree for LibreOffice. I
> haven't yet tried building AOO on Mac, so have no experience there. At
> one time, many years ago, I used to build OOo on the Mac, but it got too
> much to handle for my own personal use case and I had other dead horses
> to flog ;-)
>> How can we help you to make it also happens  for windows  and for OO as
>> for LO?
> Like I said, I don't even do it for LO anymore. The major Linux distribs
> eventually get around to providing it with the versions that they ship
> of LO, so there's no need for me to hog my very old and slow processor,
> just to match master building. So for my Linux boxes, I just wait until
> the next version is released/updated. If that means that I don't get to
> test it with current development, well, that's just tough, if there are
> problems, they will show themselves soon enough :-))
> For something to happen on Windows, it would require someone with the
> dedication and knowledge to build AOO on that OS, and to know how to
> re-integrate the build of the connector back into the build tree
> (make/config files), because my understanding is that it has been ripped
> out, unless there is just some magical configure switch that lets you
> turn it back on again.
> My current thinking is to move away from Base altogether as a UI
> front-end for mysql/mariadb/postgres etc, and work on manipulating ODF
> documents directly with output from my dbs via another programming
> language (probably php, python or perl, or some strange combination of
> all of them).
> Alex

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