Re: [unrev-II] DKR for Open Source: Viability

From: Eric Armstrong (
Date: Tue Feb 08 2000 - 11:36:57 PST

From: Eric Armstrong <>

Jack Park wrote:
> The xml-editor at
> has both a jar file and a tgz file. I managed to download the jar and
> open it. The program appears to work just fine.
Great. I'll have to give it another try.

> With regards to the avoidance of a database, my intuition suggests
> that a structure needs to be created that supports the flat files
> suggested here.
> Oracle 8i has this nifty feature (in theory; I've never experienced it
> in its full monty incarnation) that anyone can access any file from any
> kind of browser. Metalevel inference capabilities of this nature would
> be, IMHO, very useful in DKR. Structure supporting powerful search
> routines can easily be supported in a relational database.
> OSS steps in that direction include:
> and
> Data itself can remain in flat files if desired.
The design document for the groovy database looks like a good read.
Thanks for the pointer.

How is that the data can remain in flat files with this system?

It looks like we may be able to put policy control in the hands of the
client -- so they can choose flat files or database storage, as they
prefer. Is that correct?

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