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Thanks, Alex, for your very informative message! As I mentioned before, I
have set up my DB-connection to use ODBC in the meantime. Time will show whether
this will be good alternative. At the moment it seems to be o.k.
By the way - in spite of my remarks regarding Java/LO I have also downloaded
and set up the JDBC-connector under LO 4, just to see whether it still is "buggy"...
Regarding MariaDB: I have been kind of interested in whether it would stay
around after the original "euphoria". This seems to be the case, looking at
statistics I saw a short while ago. I am quite prepared to migrate to it
when I can spare a couple of hours, since I do have my reservations regarding
proprietarily controlled software.
Just as an asid -  I "come" from lots of years with IBM and have seen what M$,
Oracle and others have "contributed" to IT. I did get to know Ed Codd and Chris Date
("inventors" of SQL), got DB2 going at a large customer here as a kind of "first"
within the German language area for an application system based on a couple of
millions of records. Database has been a "passion" for me for a long time. After all,
it is one of the essential pillars of any serious DP-system.
H. S.
On Sun, 17 Feb 2013 12:34:17 +0100, Alex Thurgood <> wrote:

Le 16/02/2013 22:40, Heinrich Stoellinger a écrit :
Looks like it, Alex! As I said before, I don't really want to use the
Java version, it

I had an afterthought question for you : do you have libmysqlclient or
libmysqlcppconn installed on your Nadia box ? These might well be
necessary for the connector to work. As far as I can tell, when one
builds the connector it references the libraries on the system, but does
not copy them into the connector itself. If you have them already, and
it still isn't working, then it will be dependent on building for each
OS version and bit arch.

So, it seems to me that the way to go MUST be a native connector. Do you
know whether
MariaDB is doing anything in this direction?

The way to go, from what I have gathered, is :

- the Linux distribs will provide the connector for their respective
distrib versions of LO - since most don't ship the latest version of LO,
then you won't get one that will work until they move on to the next
version of LO ;

- on Mac and Windows, it is entirely up to the individual to try and
build the conenctor, independently of the official version of LO that is
released ;

- the LO dev team are waiting for the MariaDB team to get involved in
providing a connector in line with Monty Widenius' statement to help out
- from what I have seen recently, there is now actually a
libmariadbclient library - this is a requirement to building a
functional connector.

No-one that I know of is working on providing a mariadb connector for
the LO project at the moment, but I am not following the MariaDB project.

Personally, I am starting to learn postgresql administration and
maintenance, because it looks like the future of mysql connectivity in
LO is going nowhere fast. I feel like where I was when I first started
working with mysql 10 years ago, i.e. lost in a jungle of very technical
information ;-)


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