Forum OpenACS Q&A: Response to Trying to catch up....Help?

Posted by Andrew Piskorski on
David, in case it isn't already obvious, if you are new to OpenACS you absolutely do not want to even think about porting it to Frontbase! That would be a major undertaking, probably not something you want to even consider without a very good reason. The supported databases for OpenACS 4 are Oracle and PostgreSQL.

However, if you have legacy stuff using Frontbase and want to make that stuff work with OpenACS in some fashion, if you have or can write an AOLserver database driver for Frontbase, then you could probably make that work. I don't think any such driver exists for FrontBase, but if Frontbase supports ODBC, you might be able to use one of the AOLserver ODBC drivers instead. But, since it doesn't sound like you have any large amount of legacy code requiring Frontbase, you'd probably be better served by simply switching to Postgres ASAP. (And I know nothing about Frontbase, but I'd bet that Postgres is a better rdbms, anyway.)