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Re: A cumulative reply [Re: A minimal relational database in Debian?]






On Mon, 27 Feb 2017 10:46:16 -0600
Richard Owlett <rowlett@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

>On 02/27/2017 09:44 AM, Joe wrote:
>> On Mon, 27 Feb 2017 08:53:30 -0600
>> Richard Owlett <rowlett@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>
>>> On 02/27/2017 07:43 AM, tomas@xxxxxxxxxx wrote:
>>>
>>>>
>>>> LibreOffice Base is, AFAIK *not* a relational database, but just
>>>> a -possibly graphical- user interface to one. Relational databases,
>>>> as I know them, have no "fonts", for example.
>>>
>>> I didn't claim it was ;/
>>> I looked at it as it was install by default when I chose MATE as my
>>> DE. The "font problem" was that I could not force its "help system"
>>> to use a legible font size. Not being able to read its "help", I have
>>> ABSOLUTELY NO idea of what capability it does/doesn't supply.
>>>
>>
>> It's sort of functionally nearly equivalent to MS Access on Windows 3
>> i.e. 1992-ish.
>
>I had forgotten about MS Access, probably 'cause the less I think about 
>that employer the better. It was later than dBaseII but aimed pretty 
>much at the same market. Having used dBaseII was considered "qualifying 
>experience" for the job.
>
>> It's slow and as buggy as hell. It can't handle update
>> queries. I think it still needs Java for reporting. Apart from that,
>> it's about the quickest way to assemble an ad-hoc database
>> application.
>> Free, that is, there are probably better commercial products. I use it
>> for this reason, but also that it is cross-platform, you can literally
>> take a Base file from a Linux machine and run it on a Windows machine,
>> and vice versa (for close-numbered versions of LO).
>>
>> But a lot depends on what you want to do. Only you know your actual
>> database needs. LO Base can use an internal database file or pretty
>> much any client-server database or other ODBC server. For making user
>> applications, it's worth considering.
>
>Not if it throws barriers between me ant its documentation.

In LibreOffice Help, try scrolling with the mouse wheel while holding 'Ctrl'; on my
system the font size can be increased and decreased across a wide range.