This page deals with hints concerning the connectivity between a Oracle database and OpenOffice.org/Staroffice under Debian GNU/Linux. Some of the hints are valid for other distributions as well.
The Debian GNU/Linux distribution is geared toward the support of Free Software. Debian does not distribute software which license does not comply to the debian defintion of free licenses.
This attitude does have technical impact. Debian GNU/Linux does not deliver a Java VM, because fully a functional free JavaVM is not available currently. Caused by this Java licensing problems Debian does distribute a openoffice.org version which does not support Java.
Not completly. You get red-only access to an Oracle database using the ODBC Protokoll and the driver from Eaysysoft. We have logged a bugreport at Easysoft, they are working on that problem. We will report any progress here.
Since the appearance of OpenOffice.org1.1 beta2 the write check can be switched off. Here you will find detailed instructions how to switch the rights check off. It is possible now to access a Oracle database and update tables in conjunction with Debian GNU/Linux.
|Debian GNU/linux||OpenOffice.org 1.0.x (Debian Version)||OpenOffice.org 1.0.x (Openoffice Version)||OpenOffice.org 1.1 beta2 (Debian Version)||Staroffice 6.0|
|odbc (Easysoft driver)||read-only||read-only||read-write||read-only|
|Bill||OpenOffice.org (Debian version)||OpenOffice.org (Openoffice version)||Staroffice 6.0|
|jdbc||n/a||not investigated||not investigated|
|odbc (Oracle driver)||n/a||read-write||not investigated|