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Supported databases

Backends of officially supported database management systems (DBMS) are included in the source distribution and consist of modules for

Database Backend name Links Comment
Firebird firebird
Interbase firebird Since v6.0
MS SQL Server mssql Using FreeTDS
MySQL mysql Since v4.1
Oracle oracle Since v7.0
PostgreSQL pgsql
SQLite sqlite
SQLite 3 sqlite3
Sybase ASE sybase

Backends for more native database APIs can be written easily. The OpenDBX API Reference should provide all information to implement a new backend.

Tested platforms

  • FreeBSD
  • Linux
    • Debian
    • Gentoo
    • Fedora
    • OpenSuSE
    • RHEL
    • Ubuntu
  • Mac OS X
  • OpenPKG
  • Solaris
  • Windows (Cygwin and MinGW)

OpenDBX should compile on all Unix based platforms if a C compiler supporting the ISO C99 standard. Furthermore, building a shared library for each backend requires the dlopen() function. Alternatively, all backends can be linked with the core module to a single library. Some backends may only be supported on certain platforms depending on the availability of their used native database client library or of replacements thereof.

Native support for the Windows platform is still missing and we would appreciate any help to make OpenDBX available on Windows NT based systems without the need of Cygwin. When using Microsofts "Services for Unix" the only TODOs should be to create a Makefile and maybe a MSVC project file.