NewsForge: Remember Rekall?
Apr 28, 2004, 04:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Barr)
"Rekall is the app I've spent the most time learning while
running RC2 of SUSE 9.1 on my desktop the past few weeks. You may
remember that Rekall began its life as a proprietary product sold
by TheKompany. Today, Rekall is a dual-licensed GUI database
front-end with aspirations of becoming Linux's answer to Microsoft
Access. The 2.2.0-beta1 release of the GPLd version bundled with
SUSE 9.1 is not Access yet, but it's very usable.
"Note that Rekall does not include an RDMS--it's only a
front-end. Drivers for MySQL, PostgreSQL, and XBase are included in
the GPLd version. Also included is the ability to design, display,
and execute tables, forms, reports, and queries. Database creation
and access rights are controlled by the DBMS, not by Rekall..."