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On 01/31/2012 08:23 PM, Tom Davies wrote:
Hi :)
Last i heard the Postgresql people were working more closely with Base than the MariaDb people who 
seem to be busy with their own side of things.  No word at all from the MySql community.  The MySql 
connector apparently works with MariaDb or at least we have never had anyone grumbling about it.
MariaDB is designed as a drop-in replacement for MySQL. It uses the same file names as MySQL so programs/apps that depend on MySQL should not break when switching to MariaDB.

I keep forgetting about SQLite.  It sounds likely to be light but is it free of java?
According to Wikipedia it is written in C
Regards from
Tom :)

--- On Wed, 1/2/12, Jay Lozier<>  wrote:

From: Jay Lozier<>
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] How get LibreO-Base working?
Date: Wednesday, 1 February, 2012, 1:05

On 01/31/2012 05:35 PM, Tom Davies wrote:
Hi :
i would go with Andreas' suggestion.  An external back-end but finding a small non-Java-dependant 
one might be tricky.  MySql and it's fork (successor?) MariaDb are probably too heavy.  Is 
Postgresql better for smaller databases?
A small database back-end that might be suitable is SQLite. Personally I
prefer MySQL/MariaDB over Postgresql because more third-party
documentation is available and I think Postgresql is heavier.
If you have to have java then the best one seems to be 6u21.  If you can get it all working with a 
newer version then great but past the 6u24 they seem to cause increasing problems.  I was really 
hoping that 3.5.x would allow people to use java 7.  I didn't realise there was already an 8!!  Has 
7 already been found to have serious security issues?

Regards from
Tom :)

--- On Tue, 31/1/12, Pertti Rönnberg<>   wrote:

From: Pertti Rönnberg<>
Subject: [libreoffice-users] How get LibreO-Base working?
To: "Users LibreOffice"<>
Date: Tuesday, 31 January, 2012, 18:31

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen  out there.
I am confused -- can you help  me? I recently installed LibreOffice-v3.4.5 after beeing a happy OO-user in many many years. I now 
need to make a couple of relational databases (subforms&-reports) and decided to try LibreO's Base. On my main-PC (AMD Athlon II 
X3 445, Win7Prof/32bit) the LO's Base caused the program to stop (Write&Calc work OK). I uninstalled LO, removed folders via 
WinExplorer, rebooted, installed LOv3.4.5 again and when asked for a new JRE I tried to understand the instructions found and first 
installed JRE8 (jre-8-ea-bin-b21-windows-i586-13_jan_2012.exe) and then JRE7 (jre-7u2-windows-i586.exe) and loaded both as 
instructed into LO (LO-page: tools/options/LibreOffice/java). Now LO didn't stop but neither of the JREs seem to be sufficient 
/"LibreO requires a JRE to perform this task. The selected JRE is defective. Please select and install a new JRE/" and 
then "/connection to datasource ("db-name") could not be established -- no Java
    installation could be found; check installation/". I did my best several times.
Note. After doing exactly same install process on my laptop (Win7Prem/64bit) the LO(64bit), Base 
included, works fine.
Did I do something wrong, wrong versions, is it the 32bit make of LO or the LO-Base itself, is the 
JRE(32bit) wrong, -- or what? I like the graphical interface but I don't want to go back to OO and 
I don't want to buy a MSAccess, and for my simple needs a MySQL/PHP/Apache seems too heavy to learn.
Thanks in advance.
Pepe Rönnberg (Finland)

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