Re: [gnome-db] GRAND MASTER PLAN
- From: Silvana Di Martino <silvanadimartino tin it>
- To: Dru <andru treshna com>, Linas Vepstas <linas linas org>
- Cc: msevior physics unimelb edu au, gnome-db-list gnome org, Charles Goodwin <charlie xwt org>, gnucash-devel gnucash org, gnome-office-list gnome org, Tim Lord <timl treshna com>
- Subject: Re: [gnome-db] GRAND MASTER PLAN
- Date: Tue, 9 Mar 2004 12:02:19 +0000
Alle 12:43, domenica 7 marzo 2004, Dru ha scritto:
Please, allow me to bring some contribution to this thread.
> Overall vision:
Should not you know them already, have a look at:
Rekall, a clone of MS Access (runs on Qt):
GNUccess, another clone of MS Access (alpha):
Mozilla SQL native interface:
XULMaker, a Visual GUI builder for Mozilla/XUL:
They can be a source of inspiration and, maybe, the people working on these
project could be willing to cooperate with you.
> Forms creation.
> I think we all seem pretty confident in glade here. thats solved.
Glade is fantastic. I vote for it.
As an alternative, have a look at Mozilla, XUL e XULMaker. The way they create
and manage the program GUI could bring to a "GUI Building/Management
Standard" in the future. It could be nice to be there at that moment.
> Report Designer.
Have a look at the report designer of Rekall for inspiration.
I vote for not wasting time in creating a specific Report Designer and Report
Engine. Just make your data available to OpenOffice, AbiWord and KOffice and
let them do the job. Wordprocessors and Spreadsheets are well-known by
end-users and can make a great job on reporting.
> None of have anything here (expect gnue). Its needed. I was thinking
> orginally using openoffice or abiword to design reports but i really
> havn't started looking at this at any detail. Any suggestions on how we
> are going to achive this? Does this sound feasible?
OpenOffice: can exchange data via UNO (its own interface) and has a large part
of what you would need. It is much more mature than other systems, as long as
I can see. I vote for OpenOffice.
AbiWord: I have never seen it working on my machines, so.... :-(
KOffice: can exchange data via DCOP and other protocols. It has many
interesting features that you can use. Not available on Windows, as long as I
> Database Administration/creation.
> This should be handled by mergeant.
Have a look at DBDesigner 4, as well. Its is quite MySQL-oriented and has a
lot of small GUI problems but it is interesting. Those DBD4 people could be
intersted in your getting involved in your project.
Rekall can be another source of inspiration. Have a look at Rekall's
> The Politics.
There are at least 4 or 5 different projects around dealing with the
development of a RAD toolkit for the development of data-centric
applications. I cannot keep myself for suggesting all the involved people to
concentrate their efforts on a single, common project. See above for the
addresses of the other projects.
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