The GNOME-DB project aims to provide a free unified data access architecture to the GNOME project. GNOME-DB is useful for any application that accesses persistent data (not only databases, but data), since it now contains a pretty good data management API. For information, the http://live.gnome.org/ChooseLibgdaSQLite page lists key points regarding the usage of the Libgda library compared to SQLite, most of the argumentation being relevant for other databases as well.

Starting with the 4.2 serie, GNOME-DB's production corresponds to the Libgda library which is mainly a database and data abstraction layer, and includes a GTK+ based UI extension (much of what the Libgnomedb was), and some graphical tools (making Mergeant irrelevant):

This site now refers to features which are available in the current version 5.2.x, except when specifically mentionning versions.

The current stable version of Libgda is now 5.2.1, released on the 2013-11-17.

Features

Libgda

Here is a brief summary of Libgda's features, see also the detailed list of Libgda's features, or the Roadmap for the future versions.

Libgda is a (relatively small) database access library:

Libgda's UI Extension

Here is a brief summary of Libgda's UI Extension features:

Libgda's graphical tools

Libgda's UI graphical tools include:


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