Ubuntu 10.10 kernal 2.6.35-25 gnome 2.32.0
Open office base was very slow using java-6-sun-184.108.40.206jre with accessibility which was the ubuntu 10.10 standard. I found a post that said install java-6-sun-220.127.116.11jre. This fixed the problem and the database was very fast and stable.
On (23 Feb 2011) there was an update on update manager to java-6-sun-18.104.22.168jre which I have installed and know the database is very slow just like it was on version 20. I have tried to go back to version 22 using the file in /var/cache/apt/archives but the system wont let me install an older version.
Many Thanks David