Version 2.2 has been rebuilt for Mac OS X 10.2 Jaguar and brings updated software, as well as new applications. It features a single-click installer that will configure a Mac running Mac OS X 10.2 or higher into a relational database server. It does so by implementing and configuring a suite of server and client applications, including MySQL and PostgreSQL servers with ODBC connectivity, featuring Web-based graphical server administration that supports MySQL, PostgreSQL, SSL, Samba and more.
MySQL and PostgreSQL are relational database management systems, combined with phpMyAdmin and phpPgAdmin to administer and utilize them. iODBC and MyODBC enable ODBC connectivity, which are standard APIs (application programming interfaces) for accessing information from different database systems and storage formats.
The product is based on Apache versions 1.3.27 with PHP 4.3.0, Perl 5.8.0 with mod_perl version1.27, MySQL 3.23.53 with MyODBC 2.50.39, PdfLib 4.0.3, phpMyAdmin 2.3.2, phpPgAdmin 2.4.2, iODBC 3.0.6, Freetype 2.1.2 and gd 1.8.4.
The OpenDB CD costs US$30, and upgrades from previous versions are $15.
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