Description:

Rekall is a database front end, originally commercial software from theKompany.com but now licensed under the GPL.

Table design and view, forms and reports, queries, import and export, scriptable via Python. MySQL, PgSQL and XBase drivers avaialble.

For commercial support see www.thekompany.com and www.totalrekall.co.uk
Last changelog:

13 years ago

2.2.6 is the now latest stable release. Mostly bug fixes since 2.2.4, particularly a problem related (I believe) to the default style used by Fedora Core 4

daflame

12 years ago

In my opinion Rekall is recked all in all. I have tried to install Rekall in Gentoo Linux using the standard package management and it crashes whenever I try to edit anything. It doesn't matter what it is. It goes through the wizards just fine, but as soon as it goes to show/edit the form/report/table/anything it drops with a critical error. I even tried manually creating a form or report and it just crashes always with the same error.

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miketa

12 years ago

Rekall 2.2.1 is now available for download from

www.rekallrevealed.org/packages

Changes from 2.2.0:

* Option to execute arbitrary SQL on connection to server
* Support for form insert/update through views (PgSQL at least)

The latter allows you to specify that the key value for a record can be derived from an arbitrary SQL expression (typically accessing a sequence) either before or after an insert. This feature can probably be used in other, more cunning ways.

The CVS version is now 2.3.2. This includes the above changes, plus an option to specify an arbitrary form to be executed at startup (to be backported to 2.2.1 shortly). Also various improvements to the scons-based build system.
Please note that the 2.3.x releases are development versions. They should generally be OK but you are duly warned :)

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jayenell

13 years ago

When I select data view it slows down my PC first and freezes it a minute later. This is with all versions, when using mysql as the backend.

Cheers,

J

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Flameeyes

13 years ago

Ebuild for Gentoo is available at http://flameeyes.web.ctonet.it/, ebuild section.

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fhimpe

13 years ago

I tried rekall from cvs a few weeks ago. It seems to have a lot of potential, but unfortunately there seems to be a lot of work left. It was rather difficult to create subforms which are linked with a foreign key to a main form; a wizard to do this automatically would be a good idea. It was also very unintuitive to move/resize the subform. I also had problems in combination with PostgreSQL: when saving values in a boolean field, rekall tried to save 0/1, which was not accepted by PostgreSQL.

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L0rclA5CII

13 years ago

I've had probs with Postgre as well (of course I'm not an SQL guru anyhow), but XBase seems to work perfectly. Considering that Access can only work with it's Jet engine, afaik, then being able to do anything at all with other systems is a big plus.

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Nurb432

13 years ago

Access also can connect thru any ODBC driver as well.

I agree though, rekal has promise, but it has a ways to go. Plus last i looked all the 'real' connectors were pay-only. ( but that might have changed ).

Ill wait for kexi, personally. wonder if they will add a 'runtime' eventually as well.

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Janvl

13 years ago

Could someone please tell me how to install Rekall. I downloaded it, installed RPM with Suse 9.0 prof and Yast and am looking for the scriptfile "configure" but can't find it.

Or does someone know a simple way to:
- append a dbf-database (100.000 records)
- sort this dbf-database to a new one
- sort out a part to a new database
- use this dbf-database for lookups

If this works then Linux is fully funktional for our buisiness.

Thanks for any responds at janvanleeuwen@epnet.at

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Janvl

13 years ago

Have it installed but get an empty screen!
Anyone have an idea?

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L0rclA5CII

13 years ago

Could you post a screenshot on the site, as well as the download link for screenshots? That way people that browse around quickly can get a small foretaste of how truly awesome this app is. (60% score just doesn't seem right, should be at least 85% by now)

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13 years ago

2.2.6 is the now latest stable release. Mostly bug fixes since 2.2.4, particularly a problem related (I believe) to the default style used by Fedora Core 4

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