Rapid Database Application Development
"Microsoft Access for Linux"
Kexi 1.0 Beta1 Announcement
JANUARY 31, 2006
Kexi Team Ships Beta Version of the First Major 1.0 Release to Free Integrated Database Environment
January 31, 2006 (The INTERNET). The Kexi Team today announced the immediate availability of Kexi 1.0 Beta 1, codenamed "Black Mamba", the newest release of the integrated environment for managing data.
(since 0.9 version)
Full Kexi source code ready to compile can be obtained with instructions here.
This version is released within KOffice KOffice 1.5 Beta 1.
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.
Mailing lists for users and developers are now available.
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, users 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 and Ruby languages; Auto Field widgets in forms.
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.