KOffice Database Application

JAN
8
2008

State of Kross in KDE4

Kross, the scripting framework, is one of the pillars new with KDE4. While the project started already a while back in 2004 it enveloped over the time to a rather big codebase. During the KDE4-process one of the main-goals was to decrease the codebase what can be even more difficult then writting new code.

DEC
28
2007

Sybase and MS SQL Server Support

From KDE4-enterprise-functionality dept.: As already noted in the Commit Digest, another database driver (i.e. data provider) has been built on top of Kexi's database abstraction layer (KexiDB 2, codenamed Predicate).

OCT
30
2007

Another nightly build from Berlin

How's possible that most of my nightly builds I mention here, come from Berlin so far? Tasty food ensured by Trolltech or KDAB? Weißbier?


(gfx by mkbart, based on Oxygen icons)

JUL
16
2007

Kexi 2.0 (alpha) on Windows

Taxonomy upgrade extras:

JUN
8
2007

Kexi 1.1.3, and the road to KDE 4, KOffice 2

The long awaited 1.1.3 release is available.

These were long months when I shared my time between 1.1.x development, 2.x development (careful porting) and Windows version.

MAY
31
2007

Google Gears

Google uses the same db backend as Kexi for offline operations.

I mean: SQLite.

http://code.google.com/apis/gears/api_database.html

Interesting times. This makes it possible to implement live connectivity to offline resources from KOffice and KDE itself. Then, after going online, the data can return to Google's server. With KexiDB it could also be automatically exported/replicated to your very own database, no matter it is MySQL, PostgreSQL or ODBC-compliant backend.

APR
6
2007

Search, DB App Templates and More

There were at least 17 internal test releases since December 2006 in my company before so called 2007.1 release emerged (in user-oriented naming scheme). Dealing with customers is going pretty well - people (including those from the USA) have inexpensive tech support and extensions on request.

All this happens in parallel with preparing the KDE 4 version, 2.0.

MAR
27
2007

KDE Forms in Your Browser

How to get more developers on our board? No doubt, it's easier to get them as we support more languages. Kross helps to utilize this strategy, especially for Python, Ruby, Javascript and (soon/less or more) Java developers.

There is however a large group of developers without any big KDE offer available. PHP devs. How to make them wow "hey, KDE makes my live easier as PHP user!"? Neither I am thinking about PHP-bindings - like php-gtk - it's so artificial IMHO, nor about dev environments for preparing scripts and managing web projects like Quanta.

SEP
11
2006

Database-aware slider widget

Today something more lightweight than usually.

New database form widget has arrived: slider has been developed for Kexi, as a tutorial for
the polish edition of Software Developer's Journal. The widget is usable when data is restricted to a given interval, and in the tutoral it is provided witin a custom widget factory (i.e. an extension, plugin) to show how to implement such thing and let Kexi find it.

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