Rekall 1.0 Release: A Personal, Programmable DBMS System for KDE has announced the 1.0 release of Rekall, a personal, programmable DBMS system for KDE.

The product is now feature complete and works with xBase, MySQL and PostgreSQL out of the box. With Rekall you will be able to quickly and easily build database applications using Rekall forms and reports. A full complement of widgets means that applications built in Rekall will be able to have the look and feel of any other application. Rekall applications can be extended in their functionality to perform virtually any task via embedded Python as a scripting language. Ever since the release of dBase many years ago, the idea of a programmable DBMS has become increasingly popular. Major systems have been written in applications like Paradox and MS Access.

By focusing on the database, users are able to leverage their business knowledge into working applications. One of the limitations of the aforementioned products is that their native database didn't scale well or support multiple users very well. Rekall avoids this problem by dispensing with a native database. The main additions in Rekall 1.0 are copiers that can be invoked from scripts, scripts that can dynamically build and execute forms and reports, and the PostgreSQL driver handles 'serial' columns correctly. There are four RPMs to install: korelib-0.8 library loader package xbase-2-0.0 XBase routines xbsql-0.7 SQL wrapper for XBase routines rekall-1.0 Rekall itself.

The tarball RekallDemo.tgz contains a demonstration database. By purchasing Rekall you are getting the source for the application and free electronic updates to the application. With the next major release of Rekall we will be adding Windows support and Mac OS X support will soon follow, you get all supported platforms for one price regardless of when they are released. Rekall is priced at $79.95 for the physical package and $69.95 for the electronic package. Rekall can be purchased or demos downloaded from here.