[Tutor] Help with choices for new database program

Jeff Johnson jeff at san-dc.com
Sun Jul 4 05:17:01 CEST 2010

On 07/03/2010 08:25 AM, Jim Byrnes wrote:
> Jeff Johnson wrote:
>> On 07/02/2010 11:40 AM, Chris C. wrote: I'm writing this question
>> because I want, for my own satisfaction, to rewrite one of my Access dbs
>> (one that does our finances) into a stand-alone Python database program
>> using SQLite. I know I'll be learning as I go, but that'll work, I'm not
>> in a big hurry and I'll work on it in my spare time. Right now I'm
>> trying to get organized and get a game plan, and that's where I need 
>> help.
>> I have been developing database applications for 20 years using FoxPro
>> and VFP. Now I am developing using Dabo. Dabo is a framework wrapper for
>> wxPython written totally in Python. I use SQLite for small applications
>> and PostgreSQL for larger ones. Dabo was written by two of the top
>> FoxPro developers and is supported by many others all over the world.
>> http://dabodev.com/
>> Please check it out. And go to www.leafe.com and subscribe to the
>> dabo-user email list.
> I would like to try out Dabo, but I don't see it in the Ubuntu 
> repositories and I would like to avoid using svn if I can.  I didn't 
> subscribe to the mailing list but I did read the archives and saw a 
> thread about making a deb package.  It seems to have ended in April 
> without a clear resolution.
> So is there a package available so I can use the Ubuntu package 
> manager to install it?
> Thanks,  Jim
I use Ubuntu 10.04 and Windows XP.  The developers of Dabo use Mac and 
Ubuntu.  Dabo runs without modification on all three major platforms.  
It is a given that while Ubuntu is awesome at supplying packages, there 
might be some that you have to go get.

That's all I can say about that.



Jeff Johnson
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