Qercus 0.24 Beta 2
Desktop free-form text database in which each record may contain an arbitrary collection of fields
Fields may be inserted, re-ordered, or changed to a different type arbitrarily in any record using buttons to the left of each field (picture 1). The macro-button field makes it possible to embed searches and other commands within any record to assist navigation. For example, a macro-button to find all records of a particular type can easily be added. Each record and field type has its own editable colour/ style (picture 2). Picture 3 shows fields open for editing. The to-do list includes implementing the macro language, and implementing text and phrase indexing and searching. Up to six hit-lists (records found by searches) are available. Parent-child relationships were only added with v0.13a and the present GUI design may yet be improved.
This software is distributed as a zip file. and was developed and tested on Kubuntu Lucid. To make it work Python 2.5 or 2.6, Canonical Storm (deb package python-storm) and PyQt4 must be installed. The author would welcome contact from anyone who is interested in working on this project. The forum link is a MediaWiki page on sourceForge.
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What's New in This Release:
- Fixes to path handling, particularly for the "any url/file" type field. These should not affect Linux users - the mods. are to permit use of backslashes in filenames on Windows machines. You can, for example, create a button that opens a directory with MS explorer, Nautilus etc. I am informed that the bug on the Ubuntu Unity desktop described below is not fixed in the 12.04 beta release.