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Open Office BETA Debuts With "Access-like" Application

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Yesterday, Slashdot profiled the new Open Office 2.0 BETA with what was
referred to as an
"Access-like application." That "Access-like application" is HSQLDB
(misidentified as hSQL).

Slashdot story:

First Review:

"One noteworthy addition to this upcoming 2.0 OO.o release is the HSQL
Embedded database engine a fast Java-based embedded database engine
that once surprised everyone by beating IBM's Cloudscape (now also open
sourced) and even C++ databases. Also included is a user friendly
database application dubbed "OpenOffice Base" which allows you to
effortlessly create both databases, queries and reports using helpful
"wizards". Current 1.x versions of OpenOffice lack an embedded database
and only the commercial StarOffice product includes one in the form of
the bundled "Adabas D" licensed from Software AG, but even
then such a friendly database front-end is missing from SO7."

BETA Release Intro and download page:

Congratulations to the OO.o team and thank you for the vote of
confidence in choosing HSQLDB as your database of choice.Access users
are welcom to dive in to this ABSOLUTELY FREE Office Suite, now with
all the features of Microsoft Office Professional, fo no cost at all,

Information about the Universal Database, HSQLDB (can be used to
transfer data to/from ANY database with a JDBC or JDBC-ODBC connector)
can get that information at .
Michael J. Cannon
Project Manager,

Nov 13 '05 #1
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