sqlite in kdelibs

Jarosław Staniek js at iidea.pl
Sun Jan 23 10:47:29 GMT 2005

>>> I second this.  Why don't we wait until Qt4 is released for 
>>> chrissakes before lamenting the
>>> inadequacy of SQL support.
>> You probably missed the point that we already have working framework 
>> that exceeds what is Qt4/SQL for, so there's no lament but regular 
>> development, _at least_ parallel to Qt3->Qt4 timeframe.
>> Qt/SQL is a tool for (end-user) db applications development, while 
>> tools I mentioned, KexiDB, is a tool for (end-user) db applications 
>> development AS WELL AS for creating of db development environment 
>> (which is in our case called Kexi).
>> The comparison is like e.g. between ready to use C preprocessor and 
>> parser/lexer-development tool like Bison/Flex, which can be used to 
>> make it easier to develop C preprocessor.
> The Rekall database engine is abstracted, and older/more mature/more 
> powerful than either what is in Qt or Kexi.  The principal of Qt/SQL was 
> derived from what we did with Rekall, we tried to move the Rekall engine 
> to it, but at the time (and this might still be the case) it couldn't 
> handle what we wanted to do.

Exactly - and I do not question Rekall's expertise due to longer development 
process. Historical background: In the past there was an attempt regarding the 
module currently known as KexiDB, to retry and reuse QtSQL, and that failed. 
Finally, two libraries have been developed in different purposes in mind - no 
simple inheritance using QtSQL classes could provide required functionality...

regards / pozdrawiam,
  Jaroslaw Staniek / OpenOffice Polska / Kexi Team
  Developers Wanted! Kexi 0.1 Beta 5 Released: http://www.kexi-project.org
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