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Re: [school-discuss] MySQL in classroom

Cameron Miller wrote:

Adam Crosby wrote:

Cameron Miller wrote:
  Sybase is the back end

used by Novell NDS, Novell Groupwise still uses the old Perfect Office database system, and OpenLDAP runs on Berkeley DB.

FYI - Sybase is not the backend for NDS or eDirectory. Novell uses 'FLAIM' (FLexible and Adaptable Information Manager) as the backend database. FLAIM was originally used (if memory serves) by BYU in Provo for it's Geneology database, and was adpated by Wordperfect for use with Wordperfect Groupwise. Novell bought WP (thus acquiring Groupwise and FLAIM), and has since invested a significant amount of development effort into it. FLAIM is the backend DB running eDirectory and Groupwise now. NDS (v7 and below of the Novell Directory product) used an in-house database called 'RECMAN'.
Here's some more info if you want:


I think it's Novell's ZEN that uses Sybase. Didn't know the old word perfect stuff was running eDirectory as well as Groupwise.

- cameron
I wouldn't say its the 'old wordperfect stuff' exactly - there have been a *tremendous* amount of upgrades and updates to the code (multimaster vector-based replication, filtered replication, etc).
ZEN 4 (and I think ZEN 6.5 - the latest version that now runs on Linux) uses Sybase for it's Inventory tracking componenent only. The policies and everything else are stored in eDirectory.

To bring this more on-topic for this thread - pgsql and mysql both run natively on Netware 6.5 (and with some work, on Netware 5.x/6.0) :)