[Phpmyadmin-devel] Fw: phpMyAdmin and MDB/Metabase

Rabus rabus at bugfixes.info
Tue Aug 13 13:12:01 CEST 2002

Hi list,

please read this mail I recieved a few hours ago.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Lukas Smith" <smith at dybnet.de>
To: <rabus at bugfixes.info>
Sent: Tuesday, August 13, 2002 12:12 AM
Subject: phpMyAdmin and MDB/Metabase


I am the author of MDB

MDB (taken from Metabase) features an RDBMS independent xml schema
management. I am getting close to a 1.0 release of MDB this month. But
the xml schema format has been stable for quite some time.

It would be cool if there would be some cooperation with the phpMyAdmin

Anyways something that MDB supports which Metabase only currently has in
beta is reverse engineering of existing databases (currently only for
MySQL). Since its impossible to perfectly map MySQL datatypes to MDB
datatypes (for example is int(1) just an integer field with length 1 or
actually a Boolean field). So there needs to be some "interactive" app
to handle this.

This is just one area where I could see cooperation.

Another would be to use MDB's schema management features (dumping to and
updating from an xml schema) or displaying MDB types instead of MySQL

I know the scope of MDB is beyond "just" MySQL. I don't know how close
the cooperation is with the other php*Admin projects. But this is
obviously something where cooperation would be great.

I am mailing you because according to the credits you were responsible
to the current xml dump code. If this proposal does not interest you,
yet you know someone that more be interested please forward this mail to
this person.

Thx in advance ..

Lukas Smith
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