GDA: Status

Daniel Espinosa esodan at
Sat May 31 17:24:54 EDT 2008

2008/5/31 Daniel Espinosa <esodan at>:
> 2008/5/30 Derek Atkins <warlord at>:
>> "Daniel Espinosa" <esodan at> writes:
>>> I just want to point that if you use V4 you may will get inmediatly
>>> access to SQLite database, and after the API is stable enough the
>>> other database providers will be on the road.
>> How long in the future is this "down the road"?  I'm concerned
>> about your statement: "after the API is stable enough".  That
>> certainly does not send me warm fuzzies.  :(

Sorry to answer: as any Free Software Project, there's no time to fix
it. If most of developers want to switch the default file format to
use SQLite first than the others, then GDA V4 is the better choice.

The API is near to be stable, I can't say when. I didn't see too much
changes to the API in the last weeks, I've propoused some of them and
they are work in progress. For bug fixing, there are a lot to test
before to get an stable version, may be a little months if the GDA
team can get help enough to do the work.

> Of course it will depend on the time frame you have. May be for Phil,
> its better to find a way archive the same functionality or he wants or
> try to fix himself, or wait to other to fix it. I see that the work
> made on GDA backend is realy advanced and may you want to see your
> work on the main tree, then may be is better to use V3 and try to fix
> the problem in a some way. Sorry I haven't time to see the Phil's work
> to see if I can help or even find a way to archive, as a temporaly
> solution, the same functionality.
> I'm trying to get a library using V4, becouse my work will be too
> later after V4 will be realesed, then I'm using and reporting/fixing
> bugs on it. I found V4 more easy to archive my objectives. Of course
> Phil's backend work have other priorities.
>>> I don't think is a good idea to have a copy of GDA in GnuCash.
>> I agree completely.  I really don't think we want a copy of GDA
>> in GnuCash.
>> -derek
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