Rapid Database Application Development
"Microsoft Access for Linux"
(STATUS: THESE ARE PLANS ONLY)
Document introduced by jstaniek
We'll use "ODBC Driver" term in these papers, although it is all about developing KexiDB-level driver that is built on top of existing lower-level ODBC libraries, as described below. So, by ODBC Driver we don't mean developing the layer between given database and ODBC protocols.^ toc
We need to decide which one (unixODBC or iODBC) to use on UNIX. Using iODBC could simplify later intergation on Mac OS X...
ODBC <-> KexiDB: Redundant & common terms
All things described below need to be integrated and hidden in Kexi API / infrastructure:
ODBC Integration with Kexi / KexiDB / KDE
There are few GUIs for administering on ODBC layer. We'll need to think how to integrate these elements with Kexi configuration framework, especially when in the future Kexi would export own configuration GUI as the KDE Control Center Module.
Existing ODBC configuration GUIs are a bit obsolete, not well integrated into KDE framework.
It shouldn't be to hard to introduce generalized config GUI that also covers ODBC configuration. Naming convention can be a bit different (more generic). Existing configuration framework is pretty similar to one what we may need for Kexi.^ toc