We continue to see database applications being developed in fourth generation languages (4GLs), and we continue to see more and more sophisticated (and expensive) 4GLs. Onyx is on the other end of the spectrum, offering a 4GL that takes advantage of the tools built into the operating environment under which it runs. This effort also shows that it is possible to earn a living working with free soft
Future Plans

As I've written above I'm now rewriting the whole program, and I hope to finish this in December. Look at the Usenet group comp.os.linux.announce for my posting.

The new version will include the following features :

  • Rewritten by using an Object Oriented Parser Generator

  • Include awk & ingres as local servers for Linux

  • Backup store and forward as a model for distributed transactions

  • Some example applications

  • Hopefully some documentation (Real programmers don't write docs, they write programs. The code was hard to write it should be hard to read.) But, I've expanded the parser generator to produce manual pages for each parser it produces. That's a start.

  • I'm considering adding a RFC on my transaction monitor so I can find out what features should be added to the rd version

Where to get it?

If you are in Germany, Onyx can be found on the ftp sites wowbagger.pc-labor.uni-bremen.de or olis.north.de. Onyx has also been posted to alt.sources on Usenet. Otherwise, your best bet is to use archive to locate a copy.

Michael Kraehe lives in the back woods of Germany and names the machines in his network as would an old anarchist so will find machines with names like durruti and kropotkin. His ideal computer would be a palmtop with a 17" display, Ethernet and SCSI so he could pack it on his 12 year old SR500 motorbike along with his dog.


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