the LEAP RDBMS home page.
LEAP is a full open source project: It's free to download; It's
free to use; you have full access to the source code; and you can do what
you like with it.
These web pages aim to introduce the curious browser to the various features
found in LEAP. Existing users will find all the recent news and
What is LEAP?
LEAP is an RDBMS (Relational Database Management
System). It is used as an educational tool around the world to help
students, and assist researchers and teachers as they study and teach
How come it's free? Because it is distributed under the terms of the
General Public License, and no charge is made or expected. Whilst
all distributions contain the full 'C' source code, you don't need
to be a programmer to be up and running - it's known to compile and
run without problems on practically all major Unix implementations.
A Windows 95/NT GUI is also now available, which is precompiled and
easy to get up and running..
a mailing list for users to ask questions
and receive announcements, and a full demonstration of LEAP
is available online.
Recent News in Brief:
The book "Theory and
Practice of Relational Databases", featuring a chapter
on LEAP, is now available! See the Books
section for more details.
LEAP 1.2.6 has now been released! See the Sourceforge
The New LEAP website is now up and running, id like to thank
for the job they have done on the site.
LEAP CVS tree is now publicly available.
There is a new download site for LEAP
You can now search for the closest
FTP server holding the standard LEAP 1.2.6 source distribution,
or for the closest Windows NT/95 distribution (1.2.5). Also via
A full demonstration of LEAP 1.2 is
a copy of LEAP, click the "Downloading"
is developed on a GNU/Linux SuSE 7.1
system, and is known to run on Linux, Solaris, SunOS, HP-UX, Ultrix, IRIX,
AIX, OSF1, BeOS, Free BSD, and Windows 95, Windows NT.
Software downloaded from this site is covered by the warranty and conditions
detailed in the GNU
General Public License. Please make sure that you READ
IT and understand its implications. Full details are in the file COPYING
in the distributions, and from the
Free Software Foundation web site.
are constantly being updated for accuracy to reflect the latest release
of LEAP. Please let me know if
you discover any incorrect links, browser incompatibilities, or feel there
is room for improvement
Monday, 21st November, 2004
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