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Re: [SLUG] Linux Databases
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- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Linux Databases
- From: Dean Hamstead <dean@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 15 Sep 2004 09:21:28 +1000
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try running filemaker in wine
Phil Scarratt wrote:
Edwin Humphries wrote:
I'm trying to convert my personal PC use from Windoze to Linux. But
there is a Win application that I've used for a long time for
flat-file databases: Filemaker Pro. It's much better than other simple
Win databases (eg, Access) and it isn't Microsoft!
Can anyone suggest a Linux alternative? My key database is a database
of my experimentation with bush food plants (yes, I know geek and
gardener seem somewhat contradictory :-). This has several fields that
contain bitmaps (photographs of plants). I know about SQL databases,
but it seems a tad overkill for this - and there isn't a simple GUI
Short answer: there is nothing that replaces Filemaker Pro or the like.
One of the areas I think is lacking in Linux (more than happy to be
proved wrong of course). OpenOffice does an OK job at being able to
create an interface for the DB backends, but it's not as "user-friendly"
as the Windows apps available - although it's more than a year since I
was experimenting and it could well have changed (most if not all
aspects of OO have only improved). I'm a little surprised that OO can't
handle (as others have reported - I've no idea myself) bitmaps when the
DB backends can.
Filemaker Pro is originally a Mac program - is there an OSX version?
There may be a Linux version if so. May be worth sreaching.
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