GNUe Traffic #78 For 26�Apr�2003

Editor: Peter Sullivan

By Arturas Kriukovas �and� Peter Sullivan

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Table Of Contents


This covers the three main mailing lists for the GNU Enterprise ( project, plus the #gnuenterprise IRC channel.

1. Multi-language Forms

18�Apr�2003�Archive Link: "[IRC] 18 Apr 2003"

Summary By Arturas Kriukovas

Topics: Forms

People: Dmitry Sorokin,�Arturas Kriukovas,�ra3vat

Dmitry Sorokin (ra3vat) asked Arturas Kriukovas (Arturas) how it would be possible to translate "labels which are inside .gfd files" . Arturas explained that these labels were not translatable (translation not implemented). He wanted "first to have some real-world situation" . Dmitry offered one: "i have forms in ru_RU and i'd like to make screenshots, put them on the web and discuss some questions i'm facing, but it would be hard for most of you to help if purpose of the form will be lost in screwed (unreadable) labels and it is hard to keep 2 forms in different langs in sync" . Arturas offered making additional section in .gfd file:

<translation language="ru_RU">
	<string id="bla bla in English">translation here in German</string>

Arturas proposed writing an email to gnue-dev and requesting additional comments from there.

2. HTML and Curses User Interfaces for GNUe

22�Apr�2003�Archive Link: "[IRC] 22 Apr 2003"

Summary By Arturas Kriukovas

Topics: Forms, Common

People: Jeff Bailey,�Jason Hihn,�Jason Cater

Jason Hihn (jhihn1) asked for HTML UI status. Jeff Bailey (jbailey) said that "the HTML UI is in the works, but no code has been committed" . Jason was also interested in "somewhat obscure curses support" . Jeff explained that "curses support appears to be unfinished, but in CVS." Jason Cater (jcater) was more concrete: "shakey, at best" . He had "to put on hold for a little while to revamp the underlying curses library" . On the whole, wx client was used in production and curses was mostly implemented, but not yet ready for production usage.

3. GNUe Overview

23�Apr�2003�Archive Link: "[IRC] 23 Apr 2003"

Summary By Peter Sullivan

Topics: Common, Reports, Designer

People: James Thompson,�Jason Hihn

James Thompson (jamest) said he used "gnue common as the framework for all my" in-house scripts - "so all my apps are becomming gnue dependent" . Jason Hihn (jhihn1) asked "can the reports be printed?" James said "the reports can be damn near anything you want - the output is a multi step process - it pumps out xml that is transformed so my reports today are emailed as text and printed as text" . He had "also done mass faxing via reports where it merged db data w/ a postscript letter generated on win32 w/ word perfect - I've also setup a pdf converter that built copies of invoices from an rtf template and displayed on the web (not in production)" . He felt that GNUe was a very productive set of tools once people got their heads around it, but warned "designer is still rough" in places - "so plan to spend part of your time in designer" working graphically, and part in the text "editor of your choice" . The best way to learn GNUe as of time of writing was to "pull a copy of cvs and ask lots of questions in here - reports especially" .

Sharon And Joy

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