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LO Embedded Firebird/HSQLDB performance comparison

One of the major motivations for my GSOC project this summer was to get rid of the somewhat inefficient use of Java from C++. One immediate difference noticeable from early on when working on Firebird integration is the disappearance of

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Embedded DB Selector for Base

It’s now possible to select the driver to use for embedded databases within Base thanks to the new selector: The default database remains HSQLDB, however this change allows easy creation of new firebird based .odb files (mainly for testing purposes

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Firebird’s Dialects

After spending some time trying to figure out why firebird didn’t like quoted identifiers I discovered that I had missed that the database supports multiple sql “dialects” (quoted identifiers are needed e.g. in ‘CREATE TABLE “aTableName”….’ — Base uses quoted

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Firebird now in master

Firebird has now been integrated into LibreOffice master! It now builds on Mac and Windows in addition to Linux. (I’ve only tested on Linux but will be testing/fixing  as necessary on Mac/Windows this week.) The database driver itself is almost

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Embedded Firebird now working

The embedded firebird driver can now create new .odb’s using firebird, and open and save existing files — when running the firebird db is stored in a temporary file, this is copied into the .odb file every time it is

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Firebird building within LO

Things have been taking slighty longer than expected with the first stage of the Firebird integration project, I have however finally gotten Firebird building within LibreOffice both on Linux and Windows (Mac OS still to be tested). Firebird (2.5) is

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GSOC 2013: LibreOffice Firebird SQL Connector

Yesterday I found out that I’d been accepted into the Google Summer of Code 2013 to work on LibreOffice! Many thanks to the Mentors for accepting me! My project involves implementing an SDBC driver for the Firbird SQL Database for

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Some Find Bar Improvements

The LibreOffice Find Bar has gained “Match Case” and “Find All” buttons to match the functionality of it’s Firefox Equivalent: The “Match Case” checkbox has made it into 4.1, I’m not sure whether the “Find All” will make it as

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Impress Remote for Firefox OS — Proof of Concept

I’ve started working on a version of the Impress Remote for Firefox OS. It currently only supports using TCP (i.e. Wifi or wired network), I’m going to start working on adding Bluetooth support once I get hold of some suitable

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Impress Remote first icon

More good news: the Libreoffice Design Team has come up with a first prototype icon for the remote (I hear they are working on further versions) — here’s a screenshot in context: Most of the development recently has been on

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