[squeak-dev] [ANN] ESUG supports once again SqueakDBX
Mariano Martinez Peck
marianopeck at gmail.com
Fri Mar 4 10:53:33 UTC 2011
On Fri, Mar 4, 2011 at 11:50 AM, Germán Arduino <garduino at gmail.com> wrote:
> Certainly all the Smalltalk community should thank ESUG by the
> continous support to lot of initiatives.
And to ESUG sponsors :)
and ESUG conference attendees...and...and..lots of people :)
> Thanks ESUG.
> 2011/3/4 Mariano Martinez Peck <marianopeck at gmail.com>:
> > We are really happy to announce that ESUG will sponsor us once again
> > the ESUG Summer Talk project. This means that we have reached the ESUG
> > expectations and that they still think that relational database access is
> > important matter in Smalltalk.
> > One important thing is that we are going to rename the project (we are
> > working on it) since SqueakDBX runs not only in Squeak but also in Pharo,
> > and there have been even ports to Dolphin. What's the reason for this
> > decision? Because we do not want to couple ourselves to a smalltalk
> > nor to OpenDBX, because our project is much more than that (later I will
> > tell you about our plans). So, these are some of the possible names:
> > ObjectPark, SmallParking, Parktalk, SmallValet, Valetalk, ValetST,
> > NorayTalk, Ballard, Noray and Cruise. Please let us know which one is
> > favourite or help us find a new one.
> > Another important subject is the team. There will be three "mentors",
> > Esteban Lorenzano, Diogenes Moreira and myself, Mariano Martinez Peck;
> > three students: Guillermo Polito, Nicolas Scarcella and Santiago
> > We are open to suggestions and ideas. In addition, we have defined a
> > possible list of actions that I copy at the end of the email.
> > For the moment, the url remains www.squeakdbx.org and the mailing
> > list squeakdbx at lists.squeakfoundation.org
> > Once again, we want to thank ESUG for their support and trust.
> > Thank you very much,
> > SqueakDBX team
> > Possible list of actions:
> > 1) Change SqueakDBX’s name.
> > 2) Update GLORP version since the actual one is 3 years old.
> > Port it again from VisualWorks, create a VW porting tool (may be).
> > Complete support to Glorp. Today it works with PostgreSQL, Oracle and
> > MySQL. Make it work with most databases OpenDBX supports.
> > 3) Create a lightweight solution, alternatively to GLORP. There are some
> > options:
> > Make SqueakSave work with SqueakDBX. SqueakSave developers already
> > contacted us because they wanted to do it. SqueakSave seems to be 20%
> > than Glorp but you don't need to write the mappings :)
> > Adapt Ramon Leon's active record to use an abstract database driver, and
> > create a driver for SqueakDBX.
> > Port the new Glorp’s kind of active record to Pharo. (included in 2).
> > 4) Write a Pharo By Example 2 chapter based on the card game Stef built
> > 5) Cog compatibility.
> > 6) Use Alien instead of FFI.
> > Eliot is working on a threaded CogVM. One of the projects of the GSoC of
> > this year was to make something similar to a threaded FFI. What the
> > did is a modification in Alien (I think) that can be run in a
> > envirorment. He worked with Eliot. The idea is when Eliot releases the
> > threaded CogVM, this FFI would work our of the box, and would avoid
> > the WHOLE vm while a C function is being invoked (as it happens today
> > FFI).....So....when that VM is released, we MUST migrate to that).
> > 7) Explore performance issues (maybe with our approach of "In thread
> > execution plugin").
> > 8) Complete integration with OpenDBX. For example, Oracle, for large
> > (Clob, Blob, etc) use specific functions. There are specific functions in
> > OpenDBX that have to be used if the database uses specific functions
> > is the only one for the moment.). We don't manage those functions yet.
> > 9) In this link http://www.squeakdbx.org/Targets%20and%20Features
> > You can see a list of future possible features like Connection pooling
> > it is done!), Prepared statement interface, Store procedures, Escape and
> > avoid of SQL insertion, Authentication support: extends to other methods,
> > not only user/password, Full text support, etc.
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