Firebird doesn't support MSVC 2015

Wols Lists antlists at
Thu Mar 3 18:00:21 UTC 2016

On 03/03/16 17:53, Jonathan Aquilina wrote:
> Instead of reinventing the wheel why not look at SQLite or there is a
> nosql db couchdb as well but not sure how easy that would be to
> integrate with LO

Is SQLite a relational db? In which case it's no interest to me ... :-)

As for other nosql dbs, the reason I would go down the Pick route is it
is the database technology I understand. And unfortunately I do not know
of a Pick database under a Free licence :-( which is a good reason for
wanting to write one :-)

If you come across a Pick DB called OpenQM I would advise you not to
touch it with a bargepole unless your sole purpose is playing/personal
use :-( Shame, as it's actually a very nice product.

If anybody else has any ideas, don't wait on me!!!

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> Jonathan Aquilina
> On Thu, Mar 3, 2016 at 6:50 PM, Wols Lists <antlists at
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>     On 02/03/16 12:12, Noel Grandin wrote:
>     >
>     >
>     > On 2016/03/02 2:11 PM, Michael Stahl wrote:
>     >>
>     >> personally i'd be inclined towards alternatives that are less
>     likely to
>     >> trigger toolchain problems - maybe there's a SQL database implemented
>     >> in, say, Java somewhere...
>     >>
>     >
>     > Maybe even one that shares a committer with LO ?
>     >
>     :-)
>     Sounds like I ought to get my finger out :-)
>     I want to write a NoSQL database (a Pick derivative) and the plan is to
>     do it and make it part of LibreOffice. Problem is, as a carer, I find it
>     very hard to get the time available to concentrate, and I also don't
>     have all the skills I need.
>     Anyways, I will try and have a crack at it - life seems to be getting a
>     bit easier at the moment - and see where it takes us.
>     For those who know me, I am very much anti relational practice - imho
>     it's impossible to write an efficient truly relational database - the
>     theory has technical flaws that seriously impact any FNF engine.
>     Basically, that (in contravention of Einstein's dictum) the engine is
>     *too* *simple*, which means that any applications *must* be *overly*
>     *complex*. I'll wax lyrical if you like but you'd be wise not to get me
>     started :-)
>     My main problem is that a Pick database is actually a complete operating
>     environment. Fundamental to its operation is its language, called
>     DATABASIC, and while I could probably write the database engine without
>     too much difficulty, writing the language compiler is a step too far at
>     the moment.
>     Anyways, here's to having a go - if anyone's mad enough to join me,
>     great!
>     Cheers,
>     Wol
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