Openoffice Base

Brant Fitzsimmons brant at
Sat Nov 12 21:44:45 UTC 2005

neil woolford wrote:

>On Sat, 2005-11-12 at 17:51 +0000, Norman Silverstone wrote:
>>Has anyone tried to use Openoffice Base?
>Yes, and it looks good, but...
>> I decided to have a look at it
>>and met problems. I got as far as the screen asking me to select what
>>form I wanted and on attempting to select, Openoffice froze.
> the kind of thing that is still happening more than it should.
>This is a reply in haste, so no detail, but there is a section about
>Base in the forums which does give lots of useful
>information including the causes of some crashes plus workarounds.  Much
>should be fixed in 2.0.1 which is expected at the end of this month.
>2.0.0 which I have running under Windows is tidier than 1.9 129 default
>installed under Breezy.
>I'm actively looking to replace one or two elderly Paradox databases
>with Base.  I'm at the playing stage now, but expect to try for real
>once 2.0.1 is out.  It does appear that many of the crash causes are
>well understood and on the way to fixed status.  Also, finished
>applications are reported to be stable, the bugs are mainly in the
>design tools.

Any chance breezy will include updates to 2.0 stable?

Brant Fitzsimmons
brant at
"Strange times are these in which we live when the old and the
young are taught falsehoods in the schools of learning. And the one
man that dares to tell the truth is called at once a lunatic and
a fool."

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