Backends of officially supported database management systems (DBMS) are included in the source distribution and consist of modules for
|MS SQL Server||mssql||http://www.microsoft.com/||Using FreeTDS|
Backends for more native database APIs can be written easily. The OpenDBX API Reference should provide all information to implement a new backend.
- Mac OS X
- 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.