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




On Monday 27 February 2017 19:59:17 sunrise wrote:
> 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.

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