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    Mansfield, Notts., UK

    Unanswered: Are you looking for an alternative to MS Access that runs cross platforms?

    Announcing the release Rekall V2.1.0 beta2

    What is Rekall?

    Rekall is a cross platform programable database client front end similar to to MS Access, but without the huge price tag. Rekall is database server independent. The standard edition includes database plugin drivers for xBase, PostgreSQL and MySQL. Native code drivers are available for Oracle, DB2 and ODBC, with Inforix, Firebird/Interbase, SQLite and UniverSQL in the works

    The following is a list of new features new in this release

    • Macros

      Rekall 2.1.0 introduces macros, in the same sense as another well known database front end. Like python scripts, macros can be stored either in separate macro objects. Macros are intended to provide a quick and easy way to provide basic automation without needing a knowledge of the <i>python</i> programming language. Beta1 has a basic set of macros, to be extended.
    • Printing

      Report data view now features a drop-down page selector for quick navigation where your report has a large number of pages. There is also a print this page button. Also (under KDE) you can control the printing DPI, to handle some obscure situations (like running Rekall/KDE under Gnome).
    • Wizards

      At last! Wizards. Initially wizards will be available to handle database connection setup, and form and report creation (Beta1 has rather basic connection and form wizards)
    • Printing

      Under KDE3.1 (not 3.0) report data view has a page-selection tool and print-page button. You can also set the DPI to handle situations like running Rekall under Gnome, which uses a different resolution.
    • Copier

      The copier can now use rekall-level queries as a data source, and also XML in a restricted format. Column name information can be passed from the source to the destination.
    • Dumper and Loader

      Rekall now comes with database dumper and loader functions, which can be used to dump a database to a set of files, and to reload from the files. Note that this is primarily intended for use with databases created with rekall, and should not be viewed as a substitute for the RDBMS tools
    • Bugs

      A whole bunch of bugs have been fixed (and, no doubt, a few more slipped in). Please report the new ones!

    Please Download the Demos from the Download Section at either of the web sites mentioned below

    For more imformation please visit either or

    N.B.Rekall V2.0.2 is the latest stable release and a demo version is also available from either of the above two mentioned web sites.

    If you would like to buy a fully licensed copy, which includes the full source code and native code plugin drivers for xBase, PostgreSQL and MySQL, please visit You will also find additional database drivers for DB2, ODBC, and Oracle
    Last edited by deanjx; 10-01-03 at 08:02.

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