Base without HSQL support?

Caolán McNamara caolanm at
Thu Jun 6 15:41:16 UTC 2019

On Wed, 2019-06-05 at 18:00 -0400, Drew Jensen wrote:
> Howdy,
> I'm just going to jump into it.
> If the question is; should Base not include the HSQL driver in the
> 6.3 release I would say no.

Fair enough, I imagine we'll still have hsqldb in 6.3 then.

> Should Firebird Embedded SDBC be the default selection for new Base
> files, I'm agnostic.

Its the default for new base in 6.2 IIUC, so keeping it like that for
6.3 won't make things worse anyway I suppose.

> Should the Migration Assistant be enabled by default yes, but the
> default button on the Dialog box which opens when the connection to
> an HSQL datasource is created stays No. I would recommend an
> enhancement which is to include a URL to a TDF wiki page (with the
> page setup for translation/NL support) which covers Why it should be
> done now, and how to perform a migration both with the Migration
> Assistant and without.

On this, my patch at would
add such a link to the migration warning pointing provisionally to the
blank page
which someone else would have to fill in. Is that the sort of thing you
imagine here ?

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