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GNUe Traffic #86 For 21�Jun�2003

Editor: Peter Sullivan

By Arturas Kriukovas

Table Of Contents


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

1. Enhancements for GNUe Designer

13�Jun�2003�Archive Link: "[IRC] 13 Jun 2003"

Summary By Arturas Kriukovas

Topics: Designer

People: Mike Vincent,�Jan Ischebeck,�Derek Neighbors,�Jason Cater

Mike Vincent (Vee2d2) complained about designer's schema navigator: "the table I need to get to is way down the list, there's no scroll bar and when I scroll down with the cursor keys and click the table I'm zapped back up to the top of the list, scrolling back down to the table with the cursor keys and the table's node is still closed." Jan Ischebeck (Siesel) mentioned that "the multi-table multi-page wizard just creates fields for just one table" . But they all liked new layout - Derek Neighbors (Derek) said to Jason Cater: "i LOVE what you have done with it" . He suggested using dockable toolbars - "floating docks would be best - just too much stuff in one space and to see anything on left you have to close all of them and open just one - adds an extra click but i still love it :)" . Derek was also astonished with the zoom feature.

2. GNUe Point of Sale (POS) as part of GNUe SB

15�Jun�2003�Archive Link: "[IRC] 15 Jun 2003"

Summary By Arturas Kriukovas

Topics: Small Business

People: Jason Cater,�Derek Neighbors

Jason Cater (jcater) asked whether there was "a way to mark an item as "non-inventoriable" (i.e., you don't want/need to track inventory levels)" . Also, "some tables for POS stuff like "discounts" (coupons, etc) - does that fit into another category or should I just have a pos/ structuire in gnue-sb for the moment?" Derek Neighbors (Derek) thought "the inventory one probably does belong with product. The discount one likely does not or at least not in whole. As usually discount is a customer based thing."

Jason needed ""10% off of total" associated with SKU "1233333" and "10% off last item" associated with SKU "123334" or "$5 off associated with SKU 1233335"" . Derek thought "wouldnt that be part of your invoicing - not your product" . Jason said he was asking how to handle coupons generally - he realised this was a seperate issue from product management.

Jason also needed "to add "Product Assembly" type things to my products table" . Derek explained: "well at this point gnue-sb doesnt support that as we arent out of product stage :) I havent looked at arias to see what they are doing but probably are doing a HORRID job" . Product assembly within products was a next step for Derek. However, Jason meant something a bit different - "what I mean is I need, to appear on their receipt:"

100000    Product Assembly Fee     $25.00
100001    Delivery                 $30.00
Derek suggested just making "those products with a base price and if they have 4 hours labor its Qty 4 or something, or if its a base fee" . Jason said he could add "a few tiny things here and there. We can hash out later if we want something different" . Derek agreed with this.

3. *.rpm (Red Hat Package Management) packages for GNUe

16�Jun�2003�Archive Link: "[IRC] 16 Jun 2003"

Summary By Arturas Kriukovas

People: Dmitry Sorokin,�Derek Neighbors,�James Thompson

Dmitry Sorokin (Dimas) noticed that "unknown keyboard accel issue still exist in 0.5 release files" . James Thompson (Jamest) thought it should be fixed in a 0.5.1 release, which should be quite soon.

Dmitry was also interested in producing official rpm packages for rpm-based GNU/Linux distros - he asked whether people doing rpm packaging need to arrange copyright assignment to the Free Software Foundation, as with other code contributed to GNUe. Derek Neighbors (derek) said this would only be an issue if the code and config files to make the rpm packages was to be included in GNUe's CVS, although he would prefer it to be done this way - "so if you vanish we can continue managing them - but its not mandatory" .

Sharon And Joy

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