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Re: [steering-discuss] Base - a new mailing list?

On 13/09/2011 10:17, Ian Lynch wrote:
On 13 September 2011 07:47, Jonathan Aquilina<>wrote:

On 13/09/2011 08:43, Ian Lynch wrote:

I think part of the problem is the rise of client server databases with
internet. It's a bit of an irony because to start with OOo used the
principle of connecting to a database rather than including the old
that was with StarOffice. Snag now is that even if the use of Base is
minority it's difficult to withdraw it without upsetting them.

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On 13 Sep 2011 00:16, "Tom Davies"<**uk<>>

Hi :)
Done that.  Been there.  It didn't work.  Base is dying. Can we just admit
that and remove it from LO?
Regards from
Tom :)

Why not find a way to integrate connectivity to all the major databases
such as mysql and MsSQL servers?

This was the method in the early days. I assume it still works. At the
weekend at the Apache Bar Camp I was talking to PostgreSQL developers who
are very interested in better integration with OOo/Libo. We are likely to be
working together on training and certification so there are possibilities to
get some funding to this development but its going to take a little time.
They are applying for FP7 funding through the EU and we can complement that
with Lifelong Learning projects.

That is great news to hear, but what about trying to get support from big companies to encourage big name database companies to help us integrate support for their project into base, it would in a way create a very easy to use front end.

One similar database program i have found is kexi. It allows a user to create a new database on a remote back end such as mysql etc and work on it and even access existing databases as well.

--- On Mon, 12/9/11, Thorsten

From: Thorsten Behrens<thb@**<>
Subject: Re: [steering-discuss] Base - a new mailing list?
To: "Tom Davies"<**uk<>>
Cc: steering-discuss@**<>
Date: Monday, 12 September, 2011, 15:34

Tom Davies wrote:

Do you mean how many expressed an interest and tried to give it a
go during t...

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