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Re: ITP: gnome-db

Wichert Akkerman wrote:

> Previously Dan White wrote:
> > gnome-db (http://www.gnome.org/gnome-db) is "a framework for creating
> > database applications. It provides a common API with pluggable back ends > > to different database sources as well as various specialized widgets for
> > handling many database tasks." It's also part of gnome office
> > (http://www.gnome.org/gnome-office).
> This sounds a bit like gconf as well, have you compared them?

It appears that gconf and gnome-db have similar functionality, where gconf is geared towards providing a plugable backend to the configuration API. gnome-db looks to be aiming more toward visual database applications. Something like the Borland database explorer.

"Another noticeable improvement coming to GNOME is GConf, a new configuration API and backend. This will add the features not provided by the simplistic configuration API in GNOME 1.0. It will make it easy to plug in different backends for the actual storage, so that you can change how and where the data is actually stored without touching the applications themselves."

- Dan

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