[Libreoffice] [PATCH] Adabas D client library

Francois Tigeot ftigeot at wolfpond.org
Mon Jun 13 04:28:39 PDT 2011


On Mon, Jun 13, 2011 at 11:40:35AM +0100, Michael Meeks wrote:
> On Mon, 2011-06-13 at 12:21 +0200, Petr Mladek wrote:
> > Hmm, the patch just disables installation. I am not that happy with such
> > partial solution. It leaves mess in the sources. I would prefer to
> > either make the build/installation optional or remove the code at all.
> 	Well - lets disable it by default for now; and drop it for 4.0 if
> no-one has turned up to care about and fix it. It can always be
> built/shipped as an extension I guess.

I didn't want to remove it completely (at least for now); someone told me
the code could still be useful as an educational tool.
There may also be some users who will not be aware of the change until
the next version of LO is released.

> > IMHO, about the code removal should decide LO steering committee.
> > Michael?
> 	Sounds good - I've pushed it on the agenda, perhaps Francois can turn
> up and share his analysis - perhaps he can persuade us to kill the code
> completely :-) [ or persuade Software AG to invest to maintain and
> improve it: who knows ].

I doubt Software AG is interested; the freeware version of Adabas D has a big
version gap with the latest release. IMHO the code is abandonware and they
only provide it by habit / because they had a special deal with Stardivision
and/or Sun in the past.

I asked about the status of Adabas D on discuss@ and various IRC channels;
most of my findings are in this thread:

Francois Tigeot

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