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GNUe Traffic #97 For 27�Oct�2003

By Arturas Kriukovas

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

1. Datetime/timestamp issues

19�Oct�2003�Archive Link: "[IRC] 19 Oct 2003"

Topics: Datetime or timestamp?

People: Bajusz Tam�s,�Reinhard M�ller

Bajusz Tam�s (btami) said he was "a little confused about datetime/timestamp in schema.sxw and in scripter timestamp is preferred, but" datetime is used in sample.gsd. Reinhard M�ller (Reinhard) explained he had "only looked at the xsl files - they had datetime (some of them also had timestamp IIRC)." He promised to change datetime to timestamp.

Bajusz noticed he was "testing appserver on XP with firebird and got an error:

DB000: File "c:\python23\lib\", line 742, in close
DB000: raise Fault(**self._stack[0])
DB000: xmlrpclib.Fault: <Fault 1: "exceptions.Exception:Database returned invalid value '<DateTimeDelta object for '19:00:00.00' at c88e30>' for property 'address_meettime'">

" He was running sample.gfd's <Show record>. Address_meettime column type in the database was time, with kinterbasedb driver. Reinhard said that "other dbdrivers return an object of type DateTime for time columns, kinterbasedb seems to return a DateTimeDelta" . He committed a fix for this.

2. GNUe wx forms commit bug fix

20�Oct�2003�Archive Link: "[IRC] 20 Oct 2003"

Topics: Form bug fix

People: Reinhard M�ller

Reinhard M�ller (Reinhard) noticed that when he changes "a field in a form and then *without* moving the focus away from the changed field" he commits the record, "then the diskette icon doesn't grey out after committing" . "A similar effect is that after deleting a record, the commit button remains greyed out and one has to jump to another record to make the button active to be able to commit at all" . After a small discussion with jcater, fixes to and were committed.

3. Pre-release discussion

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

Topics: Misc topics discussed before release

People: Reinhard M�ller,�Jeff Bailey,�Bajusz Tam�s

Reinhard M�ller (Reinhard) announced that Bajusz Tam�s "installed successfully on windows. IMHO we can do releases as soon as jbailey confirms that debian packages are ok" . Jeff Bailey (jbailey) said his biggest problem was that "the pre-release version numbers are older than the numbering that I used (because I did So it's quite difficult for me to test them. So I'm inclined to ask you guys to just release, and we'll run with it." It appears " is greater than" . Reinhard asked Jeff to "confirm that doing the debs runs ok with the tarballs i.e. that we didn't forget a file or something like that" . After some time, an interesting problem appeared: "/GNUe/gnue-forms-wxgtk:_executable-not-elf-or-script_./usr/share/doc/gnue-forms/examples/intro/PigLatinPublicDomain.txt" . Reinhard agreed that "a lot of files have the executable bit set that shouldn't IMHO like COPYING and ChangeLog, and INSTALL, and NEWS" . Decision was taken to ignore this at the moment, but "fix it in all the CVSs in the next few weeks." No other errors were noticed.

On Sunday, Reinhard announced, that 0.5.2 releases are made.

Sharon And Joy

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