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|Summary:||Database driver for Berkeley DB files|
|Component:||code||Assignee:||AOO issues mailing list <issues>|
|Status:||CONFIRMED ---||QA Contact:|
|Issue Type:||ENHANCEMENT||Latest Confirmation in:||---|
Description ronjohn 2004-10-16 20:07:02 UTC
Hi, (I queried IssueZilla about this, but couldn't find anything. Obviously, I used the wrong keywords. Sorry if this is a duplicate.) This type of ISAM file is very popular on Unixish systems. A specific would be the addressbook.db used by Evolution, the Unix groupware suite. This way, one could do mailmerges from his/her address book.
Comment 1 Frank Schönheit 2004-10-18 08:54:34 UTC
Berkely DB itself is not really a relational database, for instance, it does not have a query engine. Nevertheless, it would be possible to have an driver accessing BDB backend files. Though, personally I think it wouldn't make too much sense. For example, for an Evolution Address Book, I would not like us to access to BDB files directly. Finally, they are an implementation detail of Evolution, which can change without any notice. Instead, applications which use BDB to store <whatever> data, should provide an official API to access this <whatever> data. (In fact, this is what Evolution 2.0 is doing for its address books. Even better, the Ximian guys already implemented an SDBC driver accessing this API. I still hope they'll contribute this back to OOo.) But, anyway, I suppose this is a valid RFE which might have some useful applications. I confirm this as RFE, and assign it to the user experience team for evaluation/consideration.
Comment 2 bettina.haberer 2010-05-21 15:11:20 UTC
To grep the issues easier via "requirements" I put the issues currently lying on my owner to the owner "requirements".