Are there any good form/report generator programs for Linux yet?

Chris G cl at
Fri May 23 18:43:26 UTC 2008

On Fri, May 23, 2008 at 12:59:13PM +0200, Clayton wrote:
> > Every so often I decide I'll try and replace my one remaining major
> > program that requires MS Windows - it's an Access database based
> > accounts program that I wrote myself.  Currently I run it using VMWare
> > (shortly to be VirtualBox I suspect).
> >
> > So, I'm looking again, are there any good (or even reasonable)
> > programs out there in Linux land which can help me create forms for
> > database input and reports for output?  I'm quite happy that there are
> > tools (and databases) suitable for the 'innards', mySql and Postgresql
> > will both do the honours with no trouble at all and I'm sure there are
> > others.  However I have yet to find any tools for designing forms and
> > reports which are anywhere near as easy (and flexible) as Access, is
> > there anything new (or greatly improved) that I may not have come
> > across yet?
> Have you tried the Sun Report Builder for Base?
It looks promising but it's still very 'young' isn't it.

Chris Green

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