Re: [gnome-db] GRAND MASTER PLAN
- From: Dru <andru treshna com>
- To: Silvana Di Martino <silvanadimartino tin it>
- Cc: Linas Vepstas <linas linas org>, msevior physics unimelb edu au, gnome-db-list gnome org, Charles Goodwin <charlie xwt org>, gnucash-devel gnucash org, gnome-office-list gnome org, Tim Lord <timl treshna com>
- Subject: Re: [gnome-db] GRAND MASTER PLAN
- Date: Sat, 13 Mar 2004 15:28:06 +1300
Silvana Di Martino wrote:
Alle 12:43, domenica 7 marzo 2004, Dru ha scritto:
Please, allow me to bring some contribution to this thread.
Should not you know them already, have a look at:
Rekall, a clone of MS Access (runs on Qt):
GNUccess, another clone of MS Access (alpha):
Mozilla SQL native interface:
XULMaker, a Visual GUI builder for Mozilla/XUL:
They can be a source of inspiration and, maybe, the people working on these
project could be willing to cooperate with you.
I like rekall for what it is but its kde so i excluded it orginally, its
properly the most mature workable solution out there. I'm just trying
to look at gnome here. gnue i wont go into. Mozilla i never paid enough
attention because of my shortsigntness in assuming its just a browser
technology. But i recently did a project in xul. Its a interesting
Have a look at the report designer of Rekall for inspiration.
I vote for not wasting time in creating a specific Report Designer and Report
Engine. Just make your data available to OpenOffice, AbiWord and KOffice and
let them do the job. Wordprocessors and Spreadsheets are well-known by
end-users and can make a great job on reporting.
If word processes and spreedsheets did a good job of reporting people
wouldn't be using ms access and crystal reports and whole raft of other
solutions for doing reporting under windows. word processers only offer
a limited solution for reports.
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