LO /  Firebird DB Integration

Andrzej J. R. Hunt andrzej at ahunt.org
Fri Jun 14 11:49:12 PDT 2013

Hi all,

Brief update: I now have Firebird (2.5) building within LibreOffice --
only tested on Suse x64 -- I've still not sorted out all the
installation details yet though so no idea how things will run in
practice (should be fairly simple based on
http://www.firebirdfaq.org/Firebird-Embedded-Linux-HOWTO.html ), I'll
start on that once I have Windows happy.

The Windows build looks like it'll be somewhat tricky, running configure
fails at the moment with
    configure: error: unsupported platform i686-pc-cygwin
According to the instructions at
http://www.firebirdsql.org/en/building-the-code/ you are supposed to
just run three .bat scripts, but I'm not sure how well that'll integrate
with the rest of the LO build system -- I'll update once I understand more.


On 10/06/13 09:49, Michael Meeks wrote:
> On Sun, 2013-06-09 at 20:10 +0100, Andrzej J. R. Hunt wrote:
>> Now :) (exams just finished).
> 	Nice - summer is almost beginning :-)
>>  I'm working on getting the internal
>> firebird working at the moment (see above) since at the moment that
>> breaks my build (If I've understood correctly then at the moment this
>> works only with an external firebird?). (I've managed to fix the build
>> breaking when firebird is disabled so far, that's stuck in my git-stash
>> for the moment though.) If no-one else is currently doing this I could
>> concentrate on the building/integration of firebird within LO? (Once I
>> have it working on Linux there'll probably be more fun to have with
>> getting it to cooperate with Windows/Mac.)
> 	Sounds like a good plan to me; I don't believe Igalia are so interested
> in that use-case (being focused on a linux/distro build scenario) :-)
>> W.r.t. migration -- I assume that ultimately we'd want a C++ parser that
>> can convert an HSQLDB database into any other database? (I've started
>> some light digging through the HSQLDB code to see how it works / how to
>> parse their file format.)
> 	I sent you some code ptrs from my own research in the past there in a
> separate mail :-)
> 	Thanks Andrzej !
> 		Michael.

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