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Kura: was: Re: Shoebox!

From:Boudewijn Rempt <bsarempt@...>
Date:Friday, August 4, 2000, 17:04
Luca wrote:

> Is Kura available for Win-machines as well?
In a sense, yes. There are three essential parts to Kura: the database, the web application and the gui client application. The database I currently use is MySQL, but it is quite easy to substitute any old relational database for MySQL, and besides, MySQL is GPL now, which means that the Windows version is free, too. I think that most people will have some problems running and administering a database server, though. The web application is built on plain Python, and should work on Windows with ease, as long as you have tcp-ip networking installed. The client gui is built around the KDE 1.12 desktop system, which is Unix only. However, there is a good chance that I will port the gui to Qt 2.2, which is portable across Unix and Windows. However, the Windows port of Qt costs money - about $1500,-. A free Windows version of the Python bindings to Qt is planned, and that should include the Qt runtime. So, in the most precise and practical sense - while Kura is available for any and all systems, you will have quite some work getting it to run on non-Unix machines, and I fear the answer might as well be no ;-). Of course, the web front-end is usable with any browser, on any system - even text-mode lynx puts up a good show! Boudewijn Rempt |