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Release Information:
Version:0.1 beta 5
Date:November 1, 2004

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Kexi 0.1 beta 5 Announcement


November 1, 2004 (The INTERNET). The Kexi Team today announced the immediate availability of Kexi 0.1 beta 5, codenamed "Halloween", the newest preview release of the integrated environment for managing data aimed at developers and experienced users.

Changes since beta 4 version

  • Tens of improvements in KexiDB, Database Support Library (readded MySQL support, SQLite3 support and migration to/from SQLite2 with unicode characters, renewed SQL Parsing module)
  • Much improved Form Designer (more widgets and editing actions, subforms, KDevelop plugin mode, KFormDesigner mode)
  • Much improved Table Designer (autonumbers, both Visual and SQL mode, parser)
  • Fixes in Query Designer
  • Many fixes in Data Table View (new actions, more convenient navigation and data editing)
  • Overall application improvements (more error/problem messages, actions, new command line options, better startup handling)
See also Detailed information on changes, Screenshots.


Kexi and its libraries are available under flexible Open Source license (LGPL). It can be obtained as Linux/Unix source code Note: FTP servers' mirroring may take even one day.


"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 us immediately.

How to compile Kexi

To learn how to compile Kexi, see this document.


Kexi users are invited to report bugs and wishes. This can be done directly to the Kexi Bug Database (please login as user "guest", without a password). Bugs and wishes can be also reported to the KDE Bug Tracking System.

Updated list of unsupported features and known problems is also available.

Kexi Sponsorship

Kexi is developed by Kexi Team - an international group of independent developers, with assistance and workforce coming from the OpenOffice Polska company.

About Kexi

Kexi is an integrated environment for managing data. It helps in creating database schema, editing, inserting, querying and processing data. As Kexi is a real member of the KDE 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 long awaited MS Access replacement.

Kexi - "MS Access for Linux" ... and Windows
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