Ken the Eskimo
I noticed sevral templates were written for specific Databases - it sure would be nice to abstract the database completely - so a person could write one template with out concern for the DB and the template engine would translate the dataBase coding to whatever DB you choose to fire the template at. That would be awesome. I think something of a matrix with Database types across the top + the TemplateEngineCodes, then values/paramaters down the side , so for the template engine coding I could write in that Template DB_SQLish - and the Translator would do the legwork in the template engine.
I think this is really the part that needs the most work is the templating engine- the more powerful it is , the easier to write apps and the better. There should also be a repository on sourceforge for the templates - so people can donate their hard work. I have a nice template that I would like to upload here.