Thanks, no doubt you're correct as I admittedly did not research adoption of
HSQLDB  further.  And that predates my use of OpenOffice. Was fighting with
Sybase and Oracle products, while avoiding MS Access.

Interesting history none the less :-)


Girvin R. Herr wrote
> To keep the record straight, Stardivision's StarOffice did not use 
> HSQLDB.  Unless the name has been changed, Stardivision used the ADABASE 
> D database engine in their StarOffice.  As far as I can research, Sun 
> dropped the proprietary Adabase D engine in favor of HSQLDB after it 
> took over the StarOffice code from Stardivision.  I never was able to 
> get Adabase D working for me back then, but I was ignorant of real 
> (non-Access) databases then and the StarOffice Adabase D database 
> documentation was terrible.
> Girvin Herr

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