[cvsnt] Re: cvsnt status

Oliver Giesen ogware at gmx.net
Thu Jul 17 12:48:42 BST 2003

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> >Other people have pointed out that MySQL is (also) GPL, but I'll just
> >mention another Free database which works fine on Windows: Firebird.
> >
> I'll look at that...

Firebird (i.e. ex-Interbase gone Open Source) is definitely a viable and
very powerful option. There's even an "embeddable" version of the server
engine which in effect is a DLL you could distribute along with your
application without further need for installation or configuation of any
kind. As it is interface-compatible with the regular client library you
could even switch between embedded (which is local only) and full
client/server mode without having to touch your app itself at all! All you'd
have to do is rename/replace the access DLL.

> Ok MSSQL is out because people hate it.  I can do a MySQL backend quite

Hmm, judging by your commit comments and the new file names, I thought you
were already using an extra layer of abstraction (probably similar to the
way you already factored the protocol support out of the main app?). Or did
I misinterpret that and you were really hard-wiring MSSQL? Personally I
would like to see an MSSQL backend as it would fit well into the rest of our
dev environment. Interbase/Firebird would be just as fine though. IMHO the
best solution, as someone else already suggested IIRC, would be if the
I/O-backend was completely factored out and thus exchangeable in the form of
support libraries. This way people would even be able to add their own
backend-support libraries.


In everybody's best interest, please do not post or CC technical questions
me in private unless they are specifically about a macro/product of mine
that is NOT already bundled with WinCvs.
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