Gda 5.0 (5.2.8)¶
libgda (Database access library)
Libgda is a (relatively small) database access library: * it is a wrapper like ODBC but with more features to access several database engines * features a meta data extractor (to know all about database objects in a common way) * comes with an SQL console application (like mysql, psql or sqlite3 consoles) * relies on GLib, coded in C, its API is easy to use * at the moment supports SQLite (and SQLCipher), MySQL, PostgreSQL, MSAccess, Berkeley Db (and is SQL extension), Oracle and JDBC (allows access to any database through a JDBC driver), work is in progress for other database types (such as Firebird). There is also a special feature which allows one to connect to a database hidden behing a web server (through specific PHP scripts) * LGPL licensed for the libraries and GPL licensed for the tools.
See http://www.gnome-db.org for more information.