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
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