Okay, so this is not a biggie amongst the LMDE folks. I'll try to spark a bit of interest by telling you why I'm interested.
I have another computer with Windows 7 installed. I use Libre Office on both the windows and Linux machines and I have an SQlite database I need to use on both. I am able to install odbc drivers needed to connect Libre Office Base on the Windows machine and it seems to me that the Base/SQlite combo has much, much faster performance than the Base/HSQL combo.