Bug#882113: ITP: sqlcl -- Oracle SQL Developer Command-Line
- Date: Sun, 19 Nov 2017 04:30:52 +0000
- From: Lazarus Long <lazarus.long@xxxxxxx>
- Subject: Bug#882113: ITP: sqlcl -- Oracle SQL Developer Command-Line
Owner: Lazarus Long <lazarus.long@xxxxxxx>
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* Package name : sqlcl
Version : 17.3.0
Upstream Author : Oracle USA, Inc. <https://www.oracle.com/corporate/contact/index.html>
* URL : http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/developer-tools/sqlcl/overview/
* License : Proprietary
Programming Lang: Java
Description : Oracle SQL Developer Command-Line
Oracle SQL Developer Command Line (SQLcl) is a free command line
interface for Oracle Database. It allows you to interactively or batch
execute SQL and PL/SQL. SQLcl provides in-line editing, statement
completion, and command recall for a feature-rich experience, all while
also supporting your previously written SQL*Plus scripts.
- why is this package useful/relevant?
It is a SQL*Plus (mostly) equivalent with the advantage of reduced
requirements, dependencies and increased architecture compatibility.
It offers a standard and classical interface to Oracle Database that
every DBA knows and is used to.
- is it a dependency for another package?
- do you use it?
Yes, on a daily basis.
- if there are other packages providing similar functionality, how
does it compare?
sqldeveloper (a package created by a package wrapper:
sqldeveloper-package) is a graphical application that is fully
compatible to this one, however it has a higher level of
requirements (i.e. a full JDK instead of simply a JRE) and isn't
suited for servers or low end machines due to it's graphical nature.
sqlline is a similar command line package, lacking the degree of
specific SQL*Plus and Oracle Database compatibility that this one
- how do you plan to maintain it?
I don't intend to package it directly. I'm only opening this ITP to
avoid duplication of effort by someone else. What I intend to do is
create a package wrapper that in turn will create this package,
making it possible to include that one in Debian (this one falls in
category 2.2.3 of the Debian Policy Manual). I have the intention to
have that package close this ITP, so no loose end will remain.
- do you need a sponsor?
Thank you very much,
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