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On Fri, 1 Aug 2014 12:55:48 +0200
Wolfgang Keller <> wrote:

I never understood why anyone halfway sane in their minds would use an
"embedded" database anyway or why the developers of StarOffice/LO/OO
even considered it.

Convenience, with a dash of necessity.

Average end-user is challenged enough just installing an O/S and
productivity suite, and learning how to use them, much less a real
RDBMS.  Plus: MS Office (Pro) has one, so LibréOffice and relatives
have to have one.

Yes: Such tools should never, ever be used for anything very
important.  People will, anyway.  Then complain when their db gets
corrupted.  Best thing people can do is regularly back up known good
versions of their db.  That's what I tell users of MS Access to do.

(I am curious why anybody'd design a database "tool" like that to run
entirely out of memory.  Seems like asking for trouble.)

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