"theKompany.com is pleased to announce the 0.6 release
of Rekall, a personal, programmable DBMS system for KDE. The
objective of this release is to be feature complete prior to the
conversion to Qt from KDE. We have also added an integrated
debugger to the Python as well as fixing bugs. Our current timeline
has a 1.0 release available in late November 2001.
With Rekall you will be able to quickly and easily build
database applications using Rekall forms and reports. A full
complement of widgets means that applications built in Rekall will
be able to have the look and feel of any other application. Rekall
applications can be extended in their functionality to perform
virtually any task via embedded Python as a scripting language.
Ever since the release of dBase many years ago, the idea of a
programmable DBMS has become increasingly popular. Major systems
have been written in applications like Paradox and MS Access. By
focusing on the database, users are able to leverage their business
knowledge into working applications. One of the limitations of the
aforementioned products is that their native database didn't scale
well or support multiple users very well. Rekall avoids this
problem by dispensing with a native database."