NOV
2
2004

Announcing Kexi 0.1 Beta 5

We have released Kexi 0.1 beta 5 (change log),
the integrated environment for managing data. Kexi aims to become an open-source replacement for MS Access yet ubiquitously available on
Linux/Unix, Windows, and soon, even MacOSX. Kexi has the potential to become a key application in the adoption of
KDE, KOffice, Linux and free software in general, for individuals as well as companies and independent software vendors.

Unfortunately achieving this goal will not be possible without the help of new developers. There is only one full-time developer working on Kexi, and four other voluntary developers. No matter how talented and motivated we are, we cannot create such a big and ambitious application alone. We would therefore like to make a call to the community, to help turning Kexi into that long awaited MS Access
replacement.

Kexi has the potential to become the great database software we have all been
awaiting for so long. The core module and the framework are very flexibly
designed, modern and efficient. The first stable (in terms of
functionality) version will be released in a few months. With the help of
new developers, Kexi could gain new features
such as scripting or reporting far quicker.

No database-related knowledge is required for new
developers, just some experience on Qt and KDE programming. We are also
looking for package maintainers, translators, testers, end-user and
development documentation writers, etc. Anybody willing to help is invited.

Please contact Jarosław Staniek, if you want to offer your help. You can also join us on #kexi channel at irc.freenode.net for more
information. Visit our website for details about Kexi including screenshots, API documentation, etc.

The Kexi Team

Comments

This might be a stupid question, but how does this run on Windows? Do the developers have a commercial QT license?


By Leo S at Tue, 2004/11/02 - 6:00am

I think it uses the port of the X11 version of QT (which is under the GPL). Currently that version is limited to being run inside of an X server on Windows (they have made HUGE progress porting it so far)


By Corbin at Tue, 2004/11/02 - 6:00am

They just had a thing on the dot about running KDE apps on Windows w/o CygWin and X11.

http://dot.kde.org/1099243721/


By Corbin at Tue, 2004/11/02 - 6:00am

When i installed 0.1 b4 the other day, no X server came along for the ride.. So i assume something else is going on here?


By Nurb432 at Tue, 2004/11/02 - 6:00am

Yes, I am Qt-ent/win32 licensee.

--
regards / pozdrawiam,
Jaroslaw Staniek / OpenOffice Polska
Developers wanted! Kexi Project: http://www.kexi-project.org
KDElibs/Windows: http://wiki.kde.org/tiki-index.php?page=KDElibs+for+win32


By Jaroslaw Stanie... at Tue, 2004/11/02 - 6:00am

So does it read Access files?

Might be too much to hope for...


By isNaN at Tue, 2004/11/02 - 6:00am

For answer on this question and more, see:

http://www.kexi-project.org/wiki/wikiview/index.php?KexiFAQ

--
regards / pozdrawiam,
Jaroslaw Staniek / OpenOffice Polska
Developers wanted! Kexi Project: http://www.kexi-project.org
KDElibs/Windows: http://wiki.kde.org/tiki-index.php?page=KDElibs+for+win32


By Jaroslaw Stanie... at Tue, 2004/11/02 - 6:00am

Is this tool similar to mysql administrator?


By Mysql user at Tue, 2004/11/02 - 6:00am

WOW! I just read the changelog.. thats some quite impressive work guys :-)

I just downloaded the free C++/Qt book posted the other day. I think Kexi might be the project I would like to join in a few weeks/months when i feel a bit more proficient in the wonderfull world of programming :-D

Cya then!
~Macavity

BTW.: I thin its a great idea about the "Insecure browser: download good one here"... That should be *mandatory* on all OSS/FSS related sites ;-D


By Macavity at Wed, 2004/11/03 - 6:00am

> BTW.: I thin its a great idea about the "Insecure browser: download good one here"... That should be *mandatory* on all OSS/FSS related sites ;-D

Too bad that Konqueror isn't on the alternatives list, as it's missing a win32 version.

When the development of kdelibs/win32 progresses further, maybe konqueror/win32 finally becomes true.


By Leo Savernik at Sun, 2004/11/07 - 6:00am

anyone been able to compil this latest beta on gentoo ??


By Mathieu Jobin at Fri, 2004/11/05 - 6:00am

AFAIK will be available sonn, see note about gentoo here http://www.kexi-project.org/download.html


By Jaroslaw Stanie... at Fri, 2004/11/05 - 6:00am