[Kexi] Access to Kexi conversion?
kexipl at gmail.com
Wed Feb 24 17:51:42 CET 2010
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kent Kirkland
> Sent: 24/02/2010 15:23:25
> Subject: Access to Lexi conversion?
> I am moving my small business from Windows to Xbuntu Linux and am looking for the most painless way to move my
> custom Access database over to something which can run under Linux. Was reading about the Kexi project. Would it be
> fairly easy to convert all of my tables and forms over to Kexi, and if so, whom could I speak with about having it done?
Thanks for trying Kexi.
A good idea is to contact Microsoft and request specification
document(s) that can unlock your own data and designs. The contact is
Paul Lorimer, Group Manager, Microsoft Office Interoperability.
There are also forums:
If you and other users show enough of interest, chances are that MS
stops ignoring the demand. It is also good idea to contact your local
country's standards body/open stadnards/free software/consumer
rights/government representative and communicate your needs and
importance of the problem.
As you can imagine, developers like us, are rather overworked, so
cannot handle extra tasks like lobbying...
Technical hint: It is sometimes suggested that using ODBC is the
solution but ODBC has nothing to do with forms' and reports' format -
it gives you just binary blobs (this alone is already possible without
ODBC). And using ODBC certainly requires access to a Windows+MS Access
regards / pozdrawiam, Jaroslaw Staniek
Kexi & KOffice (http://www.kexi-project.org, http://www.koffice.org)
KDE Software Development Platform on MS Windows (http://windows.kde.org)
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