> If you must have a native Windows GUI, then Visual Basic (.NET or
> whatever version they have now) is easy to pick up and can be used to
> bolt together an application such as yours (I'm guessing, from the sound
> of what you describe) fairly quickly and easily. ODBC support is
> relatively good, so you can still use whatever database you like in the
> background, and do some/all of the processing on the client machines, if
> you like. This does, of course, tie the clients to a Windows OS for the
> life of your program. (Though it may run happily under wine/winex.
or mono, any day now ...
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