What is Gaby ?
Though many full-fledged SQL database systems exist
for Linux, both commercial and Open Source, these
large client-server applications are overkill for
managing a single user's personal data. (...)
Larry Ayers, in Linux Gazette #35
Gaby is a small personal databases manager for Linux using GTK+ and Gnome
(if available) for its GUI.
It was designed to provide straight-forward access to databases a 'normal'
user would like (addresses, books, ...) (see the
descfiles page) while keeping the ability to easily
create databases for other needs. On a technical side it was designed with
extensibility in mind and thus use relies a lot on plug-ins; and an extension
language not unlike The Gimp script-fus is
available (an embedded Python).
A more complete list of features is available here.
This is a goal since not everybody speak english fluently (don't you ?).
This means that any database you could create can be
internationalized (ie. the same database will run in Spanish in Spain and in
Finnish in Finland (pick your favorite country)).
There are currently Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Japanese, Norwegian,
Polish, Spanish and Swedish translations and it shouldn't take long before a
Russian translation arrives (since 1.0 was translated in Russian
and that the translator only has to wake up :) ).
Providing complete (and good) documentation is also a (longer-term) goal.
Current documentation is available in HTML on this page and
is included as SGML in tarballs (already formatted documentation is available
from the download page).
Copyrights and Disclaimers
Gaby is copyrighted by Frederic Peters
and is licensed through the GNU General Public Licence. The builder is
copyrighted by Ron Bessems and
is licensed through the same license. The full text of the licence is available
on the FSF web site.