On (06/13/04 21:24), Andrew L. Gould wrote: > Date: Sun, 13 Jun 2004 21:24:20 -0500 > From: "Andrew L. Gould" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > To: Bob Perry <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > Cc: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > Subject: Re: Help With Selection of Database Application > X-Mailer: Sylpheed version 0.9.9-gtk2-20040229 (GTK+ 2.4.0; i386-portbld-freebsd4.10) > > On Sun, 13 Jun 2004 21:13:40 -0400 > Bob Perry <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > > On (06/13/04 19:24), Andrew L. Gould wrote: > > > Date: Sun, 13 Jun 2004 19:24:52 -0500 > > > From: "Andrew L. Gould" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > > > To: Bob Perry <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > > > Cc: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > > > Subject: Re: Help With Selection of Database Application > > > X-Mailer: Sylpheed version 0.9.9-gtk2-20040229 (GTK+ 2.4.0; > > > i386-portbld-freebsd4.10) > > > > > > On Sun, 13 Jun 2004 19:48:21 -0400 > > > Bob Perry <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > > > > > > I've had extensive experience with MS Access as a user > > > > and would like to port a comparable system into my FreeBSD > > > > box. Can anyone recommend a database application similar to > > > > Access? I've looked through the ports but can't seem > > > > to readily make that distinction without the expertise > > > > of a DBA. > > > > > > > > If this is not the type of question supported by this > > > > mailing list, please disregard. > > > > > > > > Bob Perry > > > > > > I also use MS Access extensively at work. MS Access has many > > > facets; so the answer to you're question depends upon how you use MS > > > Access: > > > > > > 1. If you've been using MS Access as a database server, I think > > > you'll be much happier with the likes of PostgreSQL, MySQL or > > > Firebird. All 3 are available in the ports. > > > > > > 2. If you're looking for a database application with GUI RAD > > > capabilities similar to MS Access, there are some applications > > > available; but most focus on database administration (simple > > > queries) rather than end-user application development. You might > > > take a look at PgAdmin III, which is crossplatform, but requires > > > PostgreSQL as the back-end server. You can find it in the ports > > > (/usr/ports/databases/pgadmin3) or at: > > > http://www.pgadmin.org/pgadmin3/index.php > > > > > > There is also a KDE project called "Kexi", which looks promising; > > > but I don't think it's soup yet: http://www.kexi-project.org > > > > > > 3. If you're looking for a GUI that facilitates joining/analyzing > > > tables from different servers (PostgreSQL and MySQL tables, for > > > example), I think you're out of luck. > > > > > > I run a PostgreSQL server on FreeBSD at work. It supplements the > > > Decision Support System and handles the back-end for a few MS Access > > > applications. The combo works very well as long as your binary > > > fields(boolean, etc) are defined as "not null" with default values. > > > > > > Best of luck, > > > > > > Andrew Gould > > > > Andrew, > > > > This is exactly the type of information I was looking for. Thanks > > so much for taking the time. > > > > The Kexi project is what I was hoping for however, I'm not > > running KDE and the project, as you say, is not soup yet. > > > > I like the PgAdmin III project and intend to give it a good > > look see. > > > > Thanks again for your help. > > > > Bob Perry > > Hi Bob, > > We're both looking for the same thing. If you find it, please let me > know! ;-) > > I installed KDE and use a couple of its applications from within XFCE4 > -- they work just fine. I use Konqueror for its webdavs (webdav via > ssl) client support -- something missing in Mozilla. Ksnapshot is > pretty cool. I used to use KMail; but am giving Sylpheed a try. KMail > supports more complex filters; so I may go back. When Kexi matures, you > might consider giving KDE it a try. > > Have a great week. > > Andrew
Hi Andrew, I'm just getting my feet wet with Gnome but I think you've made your point with KDE. Kexi is very interesting. Bob Perry -- I've learned that whatever hits the fan will not be evenly distributed. FreeBSD 4.9-RELEASE-p2 #0 _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"