The big issue with DB indipendence seems to be, among other issues, stored procedures support.
Firebird (ex-InterBase) seems to cover most of the issues of the Oracle port, minimizing the efforts for a whole-OpenSource Compiere.
"Firebird is a relational database offering many ANSI SQL-92 features that runs on Linux, Windows, and a variety of Unix platforms. Firebird offers excellent concurrency, high performance, and powerful language support for stored procedures and triggers. It has been used in production systems, under a variety of names since 1981.
Firebird is a commercially independent project of C and C++ programmers, technical advisors and supporters developing and enhancing a multi-platform relational database management system based on the source code released by Inprise Corp (now known as Borland Software Corp) under the InterBase Public License v.1.0 on 25 July, 2000. "
What do you think?
We are currently working with Firebird. They have agreed to make some enhancements in functionality and performance. The goal is to provide a complete installation using FIrebird as a step toward database independence
Is there somewhere that we can find out what is happening in detail?