[Loadstone] creating the database on a pc

Shawn Kirkpatrick shawn at odyssey.cm.nu
Sun Aug 5 01:02:45 BST 2007

Loadstone is using the database engine built in to the phone. They call it 
epoc dbms and as far as I've been able to find the file format it uses is 
undocumented. Maybe it could be reverse engineered with some work. The 
database engine supports a limited set of sql. I'd really like to not use 
this engine because of the unknown file format and the performance problems 
it has. So far I haven't been able to find an open source alternative. 
Something like sqlite would probably work but I haven't been able to find 
any information on getting that to run on series60.

On Sat, 4 Aug 2007, Hasan Karahasan wrote:

> I just browsed through the source code.
> But I could not find out the database engine ls uses. As I can see from
> waypoints.cpp it uses regular sql. So is there a frontend for it to build
> the db on a pc? Importing thousands of points on the fone itself is very
> time consuming. On the other hand many people will do any work on their db
> with an ascii editor on the pc anyhow. So if we had the sql command shell
> running on a pc, we could build the db on that. I would do some research on
> that if I knew wich db engine ls uses.
> Hasan
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