[lubuntu-users] iso replacement for LibreOffice Base?

Josh Knight josh at noobbox.com
Mon Apr 4 19:50:31 UTC 2016

As someone else mentioned, Kexi does look promising for your needs.  I am
not familiar with it, but it looks to be an open source alternative to
Microsoft Access, and they have had recent releases so looks maintained.
It's also in the Ubuntu repos


Installing on Ubuntu (apt-get update; apt-get install kexi)

Unfortunately the downside is it looks like if you're not using KDE, it
will need a lot of extra pkgs. On my Ubuntu MATE system, doing an 'apt-get
install kexi' reports needing 202 pkgs and 411MB of space. Lighter than the
entire LibreOffice suite, but seems slightly heavy for a simple database

- Josh

On Mon, Apr 4, 2016 at 2:59 AM, bill . <billwx at live.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
> New member and brand new Lubuntu and LXDE user here. I'm accustomed to
> Manjaro xfce but wanted to try something just a tad "lighter." So far I'm
> very impressed with the look and snappy feel. Trust me as a fan of
> arch-based distros it pains me to say that but...
> One of my goals is to be rid of LibreOffice. I'm already using FocusWriter
> as my word processor and love it. Now there's only one more thing... I've
> been using LibreOffice Base to create simple databases for sightings of
> butterflies, dragonflies, and wasps (yeah I'm a nature geek). I find this
> easier and tidier than a spreadsheet. I'm looking for a stand alone program
> with a small footprint that can do the same thing. Searching for "database"
> in the repositories gives me tons of programs (VERY impressed with the
> range and number of programs in the repositories, btw!). Can someone please
> recommend a program that might suit my needs- which aren't all that great?
> If i must use a spreadsheet i see Lubuntu comes with a nice light one, but
> apparently LO Base will only let me import and not export. Any ideas much
> appreciated!
> peace
> -bill
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