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Hi :)
There are Mac and GNu&Linux connectors for MySql / MariaDb but not a Windows one yet
If you do build a Windows one it would be fantastic if you could upload it to the Extensions site 
for other people to use.  

I'm not sure where to find the source code.  Hopefully it's pretty obvious.  
Regards from
Tom :)

--- On Wed, 1/2/12, Pertti Rönnberg <> wrote:

From: Pertti Rönnberg <>
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] Re: How get LibreO-Base working?
Date: Wednesday, 1 February, 2012, 20:23

Hi again,
First Tom:
I will try. Let us see what comes from the deeps of my mind and if I can find some old projects to 
investigate so I can give an understandable answer - I'm a little afraid that not.

Thank you for very interesting info. Please note that I am talking from a consumers point of view 
in no way professional in databases. When I worked with MSAccess I plainly saw it as a program - a 
tool - and tried to learn how to get it producing the needed results, how to do data input - data 
mixing and processing - data output.
The background philosophy and programming details were of no interest - I did not even know to ask. 
Knowing could have been of help.
I am aware of what you say about "real" relational dbs;  my intention is to do the ODBC connection 
(or JDBC if necessary) between LO-Base and (e.g.) MySQL but if I'm correct the LO-Base (32bit) must 
first start working stable with or without a JRE.
That's why I now put my question "how" to your admirable community.
Best regards

On 1.2.2012 20:51, Andreas Säger wrote:
Am 01.02.2012 19:36, Pertti Rönnberg wrote:
All of you.
Thanks very much for your kindness to bother answering - and for the
very interesting discussions.

My conclusion is that LO-Base (and OO-Base ?) is not yet - and perhaps
will not be as mentioned in the desciption at LO-Wikipedia: "A database
management program
<>, similar to
Microsoft Access .. etc" <>.

The difference amounts to a multi-million Dollar budget and a decade of development. OOo Base was 
maintained by 2 Sun/Oracle employees.

It is similar to Access. Access is named Access because you can access databases with it. In 
*addition* Access provides the JET database engine which embeds a database backend in the 
frontend file. Unfortunately, most people work with JET which is why Access has a bad reputation 
among professionals. I've seen very nice Access frontends for MySQL databases.

Base connects ODF documents with databases. In *addition* it can embed a HSQLDB into the frontend 
file which is basically a zip archive with configuration and Writer documents. Unfortunately, 
most people use the embedded HSQLDB which is why Base has such a bad reputation.

If you ever had created some relational database backend using any database specific, mature tool 
for the database, you would acknowledge how straight-forward Base connects your database with 
this office suite.

Simply do your database with a database program. Base is not a database program.

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