[kde-linux] kde-linux Digest, Vol 29, Issue 24
James Richard Tyrer
tyrerj at acm.org
Tue Aug 23 13:01:28 UTC 2005
nick gardner wrote:
> I am using suse 9.0 and want to install kde but i
> don't find it and also i want to know if kde can be
> used to program database programs like visual basic 6
> for windows?
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KDE is a Desktop Environment, it does not do Database.
To do database in UNIX/Linux you need a real database server program. I
use MySQL but there are others available which are probably just as good
or better. You can even install IBM DB2 if you have a large commercial
app, but it doesn't have as much support at the present time. Then for
simple database operations, you can get a KDE based front end such as:
DataKiosk or use the KOffice app Kexi. They you will have a setup like
MS Access, but using a real SQL database. You can also use the database
app in OpenOffice to do database stuff. If you want to write your own
programs in an interpreted language, UNIX/Linux doesn't have much
support for BASIC. If you want to do this (to create your own database
programs) I suggest Python. You would need to install PyQt and/or the
KDE bindings for Python and probably some addons to Python to do SQL.
If you must have BASIC, I think that there are some BASIC projects for
UNIX/Linux and perhaps GNOME was working on that. Note that you can run
non-KDE apps on the X desktop along with KDE without any significant issues.
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