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Re: [DB] is there a free Oracle API [was Re: what about Database?]

Colin Watson :

On Tue, Jun 11, 2002 at 11:14:21PM +0200, Florian Weps wrote:
On Tue, Jun 11, 2002 at 11:06:20AM +0100, Daniel Silverstone wrote:
dbishell's support for Oracle is entirely a case of "If you have it
installed, then dbishell supports it" -- you'll notice that it doesn't
depend on oracle in any way to work normally, it just happens to know about
oracle from the sense of its internal online help and completion driver

If this still violates policy then I will, of course, split the oracle bits
off into contrib -- but that seems pretty pointless since dbishell works
fine without oracle.
Depends on what license the oracle bits come with, I guess.

Packages only need to go into contrib if they *depend* on non-free
software. Merely happening to have support for non-free software if it's
available (loading plugins on demand, for instance) isn't a problem, and
as I understand it dbishell is an example of the latter.
Ah... That will be great, so if my software link to open & close database , as long as my software is open, it will be able to go into offical? (contrib or main or non-free)
Just wondering, because the case of netbeans didn't get in. (because of the
vm? )


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