[Linux4christians] Graphical Database Options in Linux
evangelinux at thefreelyproject.org
Sun Jun 12 11:00:56 EDT 2005
On Sun, 12 Jun 2005 10:34:25 -0500
David Fierbaugh <david at fierbaugh.org> wrote:
> On Saturday 11 June 2005 22:53, Norman Prather wrote:
> > I doubt security
> > issues will ever go away which is one concern. My second and largest is
> > that it excludes the types of churches I have chosen to serve- rural,
> > small town and isolated. The resources, including broadband internet at
> > reasonable cost, are simply not available. What these churches need is
> > well written, well thought out low cost standalone programs.
> I'd agree, until recently....
> Have you looked at Rekall? It's a very powerful database development tool
> for both Linux and Windows. It provides a front end to several databases.
> It will also design for web deployment. I hate to compare it to that
> closed source database application from our most unfavorite vendor, but
> it's the closest thing you'll likely find on linux (of course I think it's
Don't forget OOBase, part of the upcoming OOo 2.0. It provides that same
functionality David describes above. ;) I also agree with Davd about the
speed issue. As long as a hosted church management app is well-designed, it
should work fine for a 56k connection. The main reason I went to broadband
is for file transfer speed. The cross-platform capability of web-based apps
is yet another strong point.
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