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GNUe Traffic #103 For 5�Jan�2004

By Arturas Kriukovas

Remembering the past: "sorry, derek, must've had my spamassasin settings too high"

Table Of Contents


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

1. Business logic

29�Dec�2003�Archive Link: "[IRC] 29 Dec 2003"

People: Peter Sullivan

It was asked (taking contacts database as a sample), where business logic is there. Peter Sullivan (psu) explained, that in " 2-tier (ie. forms client talks direct to d/b)" , " the logic would be in the forms and reports. So you would have a basic contact entry form, this would also be your enquiry form, since you can use it in enquiry mode to query back data using wildcards etc. Then you might have a report definition that produces say mailing list labels in RTF or whatever based on the criteria you select."

2. Widgets

29�Dec�2003�Archive Link: "[IRC] 29 Dec 2003"

People: Peter Sullivan

It was asked, how rich is the widget set in GNUe. Peter Sullivan (psu) said - "rich enough to be useful, not so rich as to make cross-platform difficult" - "people propose new widgets and the usual response is "how would you implement it in curses (text-only)?"" "The idea is to have a basic but functional widget set that will work (= degrade) on most UI so that you can write a GNUe Forms Definition completely ignorant of how the display device operates" . "Nothing to stop people adding their own widgets, e.g. for gantt-bars etc, as long as they recognise that they are abandoning platform-independance" .

3. Clarifications on GNUe server

1�Jan�2004�Archive Link: "[IRC] 01 Jan 2004"

People: Derek Neighbors

In hope to clarify phrase "GNUe server", Derek Neighbors (Derek) explained - "currently there is no "server" so to speak. The appserver is not fully functional and reports as a server is still heavily beta. By GNU Enterprise server, i need to clarify, that you can do GNUe as an LTSP setup and that is what i mean by a "Server" GNU Enterprise" .

Sharon And Joy

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