I read on SAG-L a post that said that ADABAS had the meaning of “Adaptable Database”, but the post said that it was the meaning at the beginning and that it has been deprecated or something like that…
Now that we are getting so "strict" on the language subject, I'am a little afraid of posting messages to this forum, given that my mother thong is spanish and i usually don't have much chances to practice my english... I hope you'll forgive my mistakes, please :)
Ok, I really need to know how can I access my ADABAS data from a gcc compiled program, are there any libraries i can link my program with to access ADABAS? or any kind of protocol i can use to connect to it?
Is there information about this subject on the documentation site of software AG? Why isn’t there any information related to the older versions of the software? Have Software-AG forget about the existence of previous versions?
As a little bottom-line, I'am very surprised about the lack of diffusion of such a quality product, you can find pages, blogs, communities and a lot of information about MSSQL Server, Oracle, DB2, etc... Why isn't this the case with ADABAS?
Also, i know you can became very, very proficient with development enviroments like the one supplied with ADABAS and Natural, but it's a little annoying to me having to use such and old interface paradigm.... i would like better to use emacs or even vi to edit my programs, and not the editor supplied with the Software-AG package! If there was some way to interface the ADABAS system, I would be very happy to begin myself a project to develop some kind of open-source editor!!! Is that a too-ambicious goal to fulfill (specially being the case that there haven't been a project like that on all the years of living of ADABAS)
Thank you for reading this long post