DConf Database Suggestion

Kristof Vansant de_lupus at pandora.be
Sun Apr 10 15:41:40 EEST 2005

Looks like it also has ldap support :D
To bad that the documentation on http://www.gnome-db.org/docs/ is down
at the moment. But I wonder how it handles threads and if it supports
rollbacks when the backend supports it. 
Also do I wonder how big the memory usage is and how fast it is.

On Sat, 2005-04-09 at 11:56 +0100, Jamie McCracken wrote:
> Hi,
> I was wondering if it might be better to use libgda as an API to the 
> backend rather than using the Sqlite API directly.
> libgda provides backends for all the major databases including Sqlite, 
> Postgres, Mysql, Firebird/Interbase, Oracle, Sybase, MS SQL server et al
> Using it you can still have Sqlite as the default backend but also allow 
> it to be used with all the other databases without any extra coding 
> (Sqlite is the lowest common denominator SQL wise so it should not be a 
> problem for the others).
> libgda's dependencies are just glib, libxml2, libxslt so nothing exotic 
> is needed.
> One of the advantages of using a client/server RDBMS will be easy remote 
> control and lockdown of settings. A DBA which most enterprises will have 
> can easily use the SQL grant/revoke to prevent write access to tables 
> that dconf utilises (something which might prove difficult to do with 
> Sqlite as it has no user authentication). Indeed remote administration 
> will also be most effective this way.
> jamie.
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