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GNUe Traffic #121 For 19 Jun 

Editor: Peter Sullivan

By Peter Sullivan

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This newsletter mainly covers the the #gnuenterprise IRC channel, with occasional coverage of the three main mailing lists (gnue-announce, gnue and gnue-dev) for the GNU Enterprise project.

1. Universal Business Language and GNUe

15 Jun  Archive Link: "[IRC] 15 Jun 2006"

Summary By Peter Sullivan

Topics: Financials (Accounting)

People: Sacha Sacha SchlegelSacha Schlegel

Sacha Schlegel (SachaS) posted a link to an audio file of an "interview with Jon Bosak and Tim McGrath on UBL, the Universal Business Language" , commenting that it would "cool if gnue would support UBL" .

2. Height and Width of boxes in Forms

19 Jun  Archive Link: "[IRC] 19 Jun 2006"

Summary By Peter Sullivan

Topics: Forms, Designer

People: Reinhard MüllerJames Thompson

Reinhard Müller (reinhard) had a "question regarding boxes - if I have a box x=10 y=10 width=20 height=20 - what is the top left" and bottom right "character position that I can use inside this box?" James Thompson (jamest) said that "unless it's changed the box starts in 10,10 to 30,30 with the outter most positions taken up by border - so 11,11 29,29 would be usable" . He confirmed this with a sample form in Designer. The width and height parameters were "the size of the box on the screen - not the usable space of the box" . However, previously "I was hoping to make box intelligently handle heights and widths of 1 - so we could have seperator lines with or without titles" .

3. Initialising connection trigger objects for a form

19 Jun  Archive Link: "[IRC] 19 Jun 2006"

Summary By Peter Sullivan

Topics: Forms, Common

People: Johannes VetterReinhard Müller

Johannes Vetter (johannesV) reported "troubles using form.dumpXML()" . After some digging, Reinhard Müller (reinhard) reported "you do that dumpXML after the connection trigger objects have been inserted into the XML tree - which is done in phase 1 init" of loading a new form. He suggested "it might be a bad idea how the connection trigger objects are faked into the form tree now" - it would be better to change the object type being used from a ConnTrigObj (Connection Trigger Object) to a proper, standard, GCConnection (GNUe Common Connection). Johannes changed this and confirmed "yeah, works fine" . Reinhard requested "please commit that change - with a note that it is necessary for dumpXML to work after these objects have been created - you should now see all <connection> tags in the xml tree" . Johannes confirmed this - "they're all at the end of the file" . Reinhard noted that the fact that they had been able to substitute a GCConnection object for a ConnTrigObj so easily made him wonder if "the ConnectionTriggerObj could possibly be merged with the GConnection object... will add that as a wishlist item" .







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