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On 16 March 2016 at 11:06, Ian Whitfield <> wrote:

Hi Alex

On 03/10/2016 01:11 PM, Alex Thurgood wrote:

Why not separate out your forms from the ODB file if you are concerned
about the stability of the ODB file itself ? It is perfectly possible,
you can still link to a mysql db and you won't have the issues of
screwing up your ODB just because the power goes off, or your network
goes down, or some other life-event that seems to befall computer users
on a daily basis.

I wrote to you directly but it seems you don't like direct contact this
way - sorry about that.

I have sort off given-up on trying to find an alternative to Base. Kexi is
too "young" and still has many problems, Glom is not available on my OpSys,
(and seems very difficult to get working on Linux in any case), there seems
to be no GUI Front-end to MySQL that does what I need so I'm now looking at
your idea as mentioned above.

Regarding Kexi, to be honest, I found out that most of your requests
actually wishes, not bugs. So you received a 100% free support. Together
after discussions we eventually found out that there is _zero_ data loss.
If you remove database files or remove records from tables, that's not data
loss, that is evident user's action.

All your request are noted if there are actually understood: please excuse
me but report of this kind ( is rather hard to
decipher. Let's be more systematic so also other users can follow the

It also would help when users don't move from one solution/idea to another
and from topic to topic even in a single forum thread. Like here, jumping
to Calc or even calling ODS a flat file. Experimentation is encourages in
FOSS but if it's not part of the core offering, it's often more like user's

An idea on the back of my head is that (with support from users) eventually
major FOSS products interoperate, be it Kexi launched in 2003 or its
younger brother Base.

Please note that in our development model you're co-author of the software
so the responsibility to work efficiently is shared, well, then the fun is
shared too :)

regards, Jaroslaw Staniek

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