Rapid Database Application Development
"Microsoft Access for Linux"
Kexi 0.9 Announcement
DATELINE MAY 31, 2005
Kexi Team Ships Newest Release of Major Enhancements to Free Integrated Database Environment
May 31, 2005 (The INTERNET). The Kexi Team today announced the immediate availability of Kexi 0.9, codenamed "Shorthorn", the newest release of the integrated environment for managing data.
(since 0.1 beta 5 version)
(since 0.9 beta 1 version)
Kexi, its libraries and plugins are available free of charge under flexible Open Source license (LGPL). It can be obtained as Linux/Unix source code from download.kde.org. See also Download section on Kexi web site.
This release is separated from KOffice. You can also obtain version 0.8 beta1, which is released together with KOffice 1.4.
How to compile Kexi. To learn how to compile Kexi, see this document.
Support. Kexi users are invited to report bugs and wishes. This can be done by using the KDE Bug Tracking System.
Unsupported features. Updated list of unsupported features and known problems is also available.
New Developers on the Board! Three new software developers joined the Kexi Project:
Jobs. "Ask not what Kexi can do for you, ask what you can do for Kexi". Kexi Team is looking for developers, and package maintainers (vide supported Linux distributions). Translators, testers, end-user and development documentation writers, and any other forms of support are also welcome. Contact the Team for more information.
Multiplatform Availability. Kexi on Linux (e.g. Debian) is available for many architectures, including 64-bit Intel/AMD and Apple PowerPC.
Features in progress. Scripting using Python language; CSV and Clipboard data import.
Kexi is developed by Kexi Team - an international group of independent developers, with assistance and workforce coming from the OpenOffice Polska company.
Kexi is an integrated environment for managing data. It can be used for creating database schemas; inserting data; performing queries, and processing data. Forms can be created to provide a custom interface to your data. All database objects - tables, queries and forms - are stored in the database, making it easy to share databases.
As Kexi is a real member of the K Desktop Environment and KOffice projects, it integrates fluently into both on Linux/Unix. It is designed to be fully usable also without running KDE Desktop on Linux/Unix, MS Windows and Mac OS X platforms.
Kexi is considered as a long awaited Open Source competitor for MS Access, Filemaker and Oracle Forms. Its development is motivated by the lack of Rapid Application Development (RAD) tools for database systems that are sufficiently powerful, inexpensive, open standards driven and portable across many OSes and hardware platforms.
Trademark Notices. KDE and K Desktop Environment are trademarks of KDE e.V. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. UNIX is a registered trademark of The Open Group in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks and copyrights referred to in this announcement are the property of their respective owners.