ORM LITE is a new, light-weight, open-source ORM tool that implements
most of the ORM 2 notation. ORM LITE was created to help popularize
ORM. It is open source software, so it can be shared at no cost. It is
completely self contained, so it is easy to install. It is
cross-platform, working on Windows, Macintosh, Linux, and Unix. When
users are ready to upgrade to an industrial strength tool, NORMA is
Why the ORM community will find it of interest?
of the ORM community would like to see a greater demand for ORM. The
preview release of ORM LITE is packaged as an add-in to the GanttPV
open source project scheduling tool. Because GanttPV is downloaded
about 100 times per day, this strategy will put an ORM tool into the
hands of 100 new project managers each day. As more project managers
learn about ORM, more teams will adopt it. ORM LITE includes a brief
introduction to ORM and points users to the ORM Foundation web site for
ORM LITE is scriptable. It is hoped that ORM
practitioners will be interested in using ORM LITE to develop and test
new ORM related algorithms. For example, the preview release contains a
partial implementation of Rmap (the script is included and can be
modified as desired). An implementation of a UML mapping algorithm is
in the works.
ORM LITE works with the GanttPV Server. This makes
it easy to share models among team members. Model changes are tracked
and can be shared via the server.
More information on ORM LITE is available at http://pureviolet.net/ganttpv/orm/index/