MS ACCESS (Was Re: [K12OSN] AR/STAR Take XXXXXVI (give or take a few))

Jeff Davis jdavis at
Thu Jan 27 16:29:36 UTC 2005

Problem is that we need it to run Aeries, so we'd need to either a) find 
a way to run msaccess under X (wine xoveroffice, etc) or find a database 
that can run msaccess "code" (and I use the term very loosely).  From 
what I've seen so far neither scenario is likely anytime soon. Switching 
to a different SIS is, unfortunately, not possible.  One thing about 
aeries - it's pretty inexpensive as such things go.  I just wish they'd 
used a different "tool" to build it.

Petre Scheie wrote:

> Note that 2.0, due out in March or so, includes a new 
> built-in database, called...wait for Base (I kinda 
> like the term OOoBase--you heard it here first).  It's competing with 
> Access, but I don't think it's drop-in replacement, at least not yet.  
> For example, I don't know if it can import existing Access DBs; 
> perhaps it can, but I haven't seen much about it.
> You can read about it at
> and the marketing project has a Guide to New Features at 
> Petre
> Jeff Davis wrote:
>> I'm sure this has been asked and/or answered here before - Can 
>> k12ltsp allow the linux terminals to run AR/STAR via wine or ???  
>> This would be part one of a two part holy grail.  The other would be 
>> MS Access (yuck).
>> Thanks.
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Jefferson K. Davis
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