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rnelson
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2005 7:44 am    Post subject: The database sucks Reply with quote

This thing is very unstable for a product about to be released.

I've crashed it about a dozen times a day.

Making forms, making tables, making queries, connecting to external data sources.

I'm just a user who needs a product to get a lot of work done.

This is not yet ready, and I'm afraid I will have to stick with Access.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2005 8:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I presume you are using the Base component of OOo 2.0 Beta? As it is still beta, do prepare to have crashes and other shortcomings.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2005 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So haw many times should we send in the crash reports? Once for each different crash? Sometimes it seems to be the same crash but something slightly different triggers it.

I gave up last night after half a dozen crashes trying to get a simple table join to work.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2005 1:48 pm    Post subject: crashes and crashes and crashes - oh my!!!!!! Reply with quote

I've taken to sending every one.

I want this to work really well, and not getting feedback might keep the developers blind to the instability problems.

A good standalone database - that is STABLE and EASY TO USE - will increase the marketability of this product immensely. The database front-end features are really cool.

I've linked mine to an Access97 database with 900+ contacts and 2000+ records of various testing and interview data from about 1300+ persons. I have to merge this data into reports, which are then edited into printable .pdf-able docs about 8 to 10 pages each. I do this three or four times daily - 5 or more days a week. - Access has saved me a lot of typing.

OOo is a great product but it really needs a stable database -

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2005 1:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm using OOo 2.0 on Windows XP, and it haven't crashed on me since 1.9m74. Shocked

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