Libreoffice Sqlite

It's official. Or at least seems so in the LibreOffice development path:
default to SQLite not HSQLDB in Base

LibreOffice is a free and open source office suite used by millions of people around the world. Seems like you could have gradual move where sqlite becomes an.

I was going to refrain from comment but perhaps I'll begin with a few Pros & Cons:
  • It was made with SQLite 3.32.3 and a MinGW cross compiler, and contains the driver DLLs and programs for installation and uninstallation of the ODBC driver. Note that this is a 64 bit only driver. If you're using 32 bit software on Win64 you should install the Win32 driver, too.
  • Open a Base file of the database type that you want. Either create a new Base file using the Database Wizard, or open any existing Base file that is not read-only. Open the Calc file that contains the data to be imported to Base.

    + Will result in a native SQLite 3.x driver for Base on all platforms
    + Eliminates Java dependencies from the back-end database engine
    + Might stabilize the 'Embedded database' product due to code rework or proper unzip to disk during use
    + Might result in auto-configurations (pre-sets & checkbox options) for various engines (including HSQLDB 1.8.0 & 2.x for migration purposes)
    + If implemented as a separate, external, database file: offers direct database access from other applications
    + If implemented as a separate, external, database file: only 1 file in addition to the Base (.odb) front-end file

    - Significant step backwards from HSQLDB 2.x and even HSQLDB 1.8.0 in terms of SQL support and features
    - No easy or realistic migration path from default single-user to client-server like we enjoy with HSQLDB
    - May lack seamless support for legacy 'Embedded databases'
    - If implemented as a separate, external, database file (as it should be for stability and external .db access): now 2 files to distribute (.odb + .db)
    - Missed opportunity to integrate H2 'mixed mode' for maximum flexibility including multi-user environments; also 2 files to distribute just like SQLite; also an Android candidate like SQLite (LibO is apparently targeting Android as a future goal)

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