[ubuntu-uk] (Slightly OT) Standalone databases

George MacLeod bhaltair at gmail.com
Thu Oct 20 12:26:15 UTC 2011

On 20 October 2011 08:29, Bob Giles <thecorfiot at gmail.com> wrote:

> **
> Hi listers,
> Firstly, I read on a tweet today that it's Ubuntu's 7th birthday today.
> Happy birthday Ubuntu!
> Now for the real reason for the post.
> I want to create a simple database that I can distribute to others and was
> hoping to come up with a solution that just allowed me to distribute it as a
> standalone package in much the same way that MS users can with Access. I
> want it to run under linux. If it was cross platform, that would be even
> better but not essential.
> I do not want to be in the position of saying that you have to have a given
> package installed to run the database. For example, I could easily produce
> what I want in LibreOffice Base but would then have to assume that
> recipients run LibreOffice.
> I have googled and the only programs that appear to come close are Kexi and
> Firebird. Does anyone have any experiences of either or recommendations for
> other packages.
> I have played about with Kexi which runs under KDE desktop but it appears
> to crash with boring regularity. (That could be because I favour the Gnome
> desktop.)
> As I said, the proposed database is simple and does not necessarily have to
> be relational although it will contain many records. I want to keep records
> of magazine articles from a variety of publications but can't find a bespoke
> package that fits what I want to do.
> Any suggestions would be gratefully received.
> Bob.
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You could consider DaDaBik http://www.dadabik.org/ which provides a web
based Open Source PHP front end which has been tested on MySQL, PostgreSQL,
SQLite, Oracle and MS SQL Server. I use it at both home and work. It's very
easy to import spreadsheets into the Db and provide users password login

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