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 Post subject: Possible to use a Real database with Windows AND Mac OS X?
PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 7:30 am 
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I'm writing a program that uses a local database that will be sitting on a memory stick for portability. The database on this stick will be used at home on an iMac with OS X and it will be used "in the field" on a netbook with Windows 7. Both machines will be reading from and writing to the database on this memory stick.

Can I expect problems with this setup?

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 Post subject: Re: Possible to use a Real database with Windows AND Mac OS
PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 7:48 am 
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None that I know of. The database is formatted the way it is regardless of OS, and you can compile for Win32 and OS X. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Possible to use a Real database with Windows AND Mac OS
PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 8:14 am 
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Be sure that the USB is formatted in such a way that both can deal with it.

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 Post subject: Re: Possible to use a Real database with Windows AND Mac OS
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I'm used to compiling both ways :D

The stick will be formatted as FAT I guess. The database won't be huge.

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 Post subject: Re: Possible to use a Real database with Windows AND Mac OS
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That will work fine. SQLite databases are fully cross-platform.

File I/O on USB sticks is usually pretty poor, though.

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