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From janI <j...@apache.org>
Subject Re: questions about Base---do we need an embedded DB?
Date Wed, 27 Mar 2013 16:30:14 GMT
On 27 March 2013 17:12, Kay Schenk <kay.schenk@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Mar 26, 2013 at 11:57 PM, Guy Waterval <waterval.guy@gmail.com
> >wrote:
>
> > Hi Andrew,
> > Hi all,
> >
> > 2013/3/27 Andrew Douglas Pitonyak <andrew@pitonyak.org>
> >
> > >
> > > I like an embedded DB for those times that I desire a small DB for
> small
> > > data that is relational.  For larger data sets, the embedded DB is
> > > insufficient.
> > >
> >
> > Indeed, end users and a lot of little structures could take profit of a
> > little DB easy to use, ie associations, sport clubs, TPE, museums,
> schools,
> > restaurants, little hotels, storekeepers, etc. Moreover, you can
> transform
> > the weakpoint in a marketing argument : why wearing shoes 45 if my size
> is
> > 40?
> >
> > A+
> > --
> > gw
> >
>
> My opinion is that users and AOO would be better served if users chose and
> installed their own small DB (one that would support some typical
> connectivity -- ODBC, JDBC) instead of AOO supplying one with the product.
> Many such good small scale DBs exist. It just seems to me that no matter
> what we have/choose now as an embedded DB, and problems that may ensue with
> it, and therefore might require future replacement, is a continual
> problematic cycle we really don't need.
>
+1, but maybe we should recommend 2 one for really small scale and one for
larger db. That way we do not have the maintenance and we do not leave the
users standing in the rain.


>
> At this point, given that we don't really know what folks re doing with
> Base. I think it would be better to do a transitional move -- take out the
> embedded DB and therefore "Create new DB" option would go away.  Let the
> front-end stuff alone.
>
+1

>
> Naturally, we would have to investigate some export mechanisms for users,
> etc to preserve the data they may already have in ODB.
>
e.g. through calc, which whould be relatively easy.

rgds
Jan  I.

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> MzK
>
> "Achieving happiness requires the right combination of Zen and Zin."
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