Rekall is the only viable alternative to MS Access for Linux. With Rekall you will be able to quickly and easily build database applications using Rekall forms and reports. A full complement of widgets means that applications built in Rekall will be able to have the look and feel of any other application. Rekall applications can be extended in their functionality to perform virtually any task via embedded Python as a scripting language.
Ever since the release of dBase many years ago, the idea of a programmable DBMS has become increasingly popular. Major systems have been written in applications like Paradox and MS Access. By focusing on the database, users are able to leverage their business knowledge into working applications. One of the limitations of the aforementioned products is that their native database didn't scale well or support multiple users very well. Rekall avoids this problem by dispensing with a native database.
This new release is most notable for support on MS Windows in addition to KDE native versions and a pure Qt Linux version. There are a large number of usability enhancements based on customer feedback. Printer support is greatly enhanced. In addition we?ve implemented the generic RDMBS driver interface, which has led to the impending availability of an IBM DB2 database driver as well as an ODBC driver. Work is in progress for Oracle 9i, SQL Server/Sybase and Interbase/Firebird.
In addition, Rekall comes with a thorough demonstration database that illustrates the various features of the applications. There are actually three copies of the database, one using MySQL, one PostgreSQL and one XBase/XBSQL.
By purchasing Rekall you are getting the source for the application and free electronic updates to the core application. You get all supported platforms for one price regardless of when they are released. Rekall is priced at $79.95 for the physical package and $69.95 for the electronic package.
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