[Kexi] Kexi on Ubuntu 10.10
staniek at kde.org
Sun Sep 11 22:43:43 UTC 2011
On 11 September 2011 23:54, Anne Wainwright <anotheranne at fables.co.za> wrote:
> Hello, Jaroslaw,
> thank you, I have that going, see note below.
> On Sat, 10 Sep 2011 17:52:56 +0200
> Jaroslaw Staniek <staniek at kde.org> wrote:
>> On 10 September 2011 14:52, Anne Wainwright <anotheranne at fables.co.za> wrote:
>> > Hi,
>> > Last time I wrote we weren't there, now we are and I have
>> > upgraded from Ubuntu 10.04 to 10.10 and have Kexi 2.2.2 running.
>> > (See thread started by Swarup 24 March 2011) "How to add a column to
>> > table in Kexi 1.1.3?).
>> > My databases were created using Kexi 1. Would I be right in suspecting
>> > that there are incompatibilities with these and Kexi 2 and that I
>> > will have to create a new database using Kexi 2 ?
>> > We can connect and view data in the main database table and queries but
>> > the original data entry form is no-go. In Data view we get a page
>> > layout of 'KexiDBAutoField's but no data. In Design view I see no
>> > fields in the Property Editor and thus no way of assigning fields to
>> > the display, or even of creating a new form.
>> > The following is given in the Property Editor.
>> > "No datasource can be assigned for this widget"
>> > so it looks like it does not read from the existing.
>> Hello Anne,
>> Support for AutoField widgets is the major visible change since Kexi 2.2.
>> Users have to remove them and insert text boxes and text labels instead.
> If I drop a 'text box' onto the form then it crashes kexi which
> disappears totally.
Could you paste backtrace information, a list that appears in the
'crash' window afterwards?
>> > Whether I look at my main postgresql database or one created in SqLite
>> > the situation is the same.
>> That's true, the incompatibility is withing forms so it's independent
>> of the data source type.
>> We plan to have flexible layouts that would cover the use case of
>> autofields better.
>> To make life easier for users of Kexi 1.x I just came to conclusion
>> that AutoFiels should be somehow 'imported' as labels+text boxes. It
>> would be for Kexi 2.4.1 or so.
regards / pozdrawiam, Jaroslaw Staniek
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