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From Matthias Seidel <>
Subject Re: Committed: new database driver for PostgreSQL, SDBCX API for Java
Date Mon, 21 Aug 2017 12:50:28 GMT
Hi Damian,

Maybe it is because we build without Wiki publisher. (What is it good
for? I have never seen a working Wiki publisher in the past years...)

I have now enabled it (--enable-wiki-publisher), let us wait for a new

Regards, Matthias

Am 21.08.2017 um 14:36 schrieb Matthias Seidel:
> Hi Damian,
> That sounds good!
> Unfortunately your commit seems to break the build on our
> buildbot(Win10 64bit/Java 8):
> ---
> 1 module(s): apache-commons need(s) to be rebuilt Reason(s): ERROR:
> error 65280 occurred while making
> /cygdrive/e/slave14/aoo-win7/build/main/apache-commons/java/lang When
> you have fixed the errors in that module you can resume the build by
> running: build --from apache-commons
> ---
> dmake:  Error: -- `../../'
not found, and can't be made
> ---
> Regards, Matthias
> Am 20.08.2017 um 21:34 schrieb Damjan Jovanovic:
>> Hi
>> In revision 1805579 I committed a large patch to AOO, that implements a
>> whole new database connector, for the PostgreSQL database.
>> It's the real deal, a new UNO component, 57 files, 9607 lines of code,
>> about 4 months in the pipeline. It's 100% in Java, and while developing it
>> I've also written a lot of SDBCX helper classes, loosely based on the C++
>> ones we already have, which will make writing future Java-based database
>> drivers much easier :).
>> Ok so it's still in its early alpha stages, maybe 50% finished, and will
>> need considerable further development, so definitely not recommended for
>> production use yet, but it already supports some things that are broken in
>> LibreOffice's PostgreSQL driver ;).
>> I would have preferred to wait until it was more complete before
>> committing, but I thought now is a good time, as there is talk of project
>> inactivity, help from others would be welcome, and "release early, release
>> often" is the open-source way.
>> It's already integrated into the build, but if you want to contribute to
>> development, it could not be easier: the Ant project opens in Eclipse (open
>> main/connectivity/java/sdbc_postgresql/build.xml using "Java Project from
>> Existing Ant Buildfile"), it builds in 2 seconds, and can be easily
>> debugged (in AOO, Tools -> Options, Java, Parameters, add:
>> "-agentlib:jdwp=transport=dt_socket,server=y,suspend=n,address=8000"
>> and attach the remote debugger from Eclipse).
>> To use it, you need the PostgreSQL JDBC JAR file in your classpath (we
>> should probably ship it to users instead of requiring them to download and
>> configure it in their AOO Tools -> Options, Java, Class Path). In the
>> database wizard, choose "Connect to an existing database" and select
>> "PostgreSQL". At present you have to enter database URLs in the broken form
>> of "://". Database queries work well with a variety of
>> data types, but some DDL features are missing/broken, eg. you can't rename
>> tables, indexes can't be deleted, views/users/groups need implementing,
>> "Refresh tables" gives you a blank screen. The code also needs to be
>> audited and cleaned up a lot (locking, UNO lifecycle, null strings (which
>> are banned in UNO)), and the relevant GUI dialogs and wizards need adding
>> (under main/dbaccess).
>> Note that you need Java >= 7.
>> Anyway, development continues. We have a few more database drivers that
>> need to be developed, such as the Thunderbird address book driver and the
>> LDAP driver which we lost when Mozilla was removed from the build.
>> Regards
>> Damjan

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