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Re: [Gnumed-devel] thanks re mimencode

From: Horst Herb
Subject: Re: [Gnumed-devel] thanks re mimencode
Date: Fri, 10 May 2002 21:56:01 +1000

On Fri, 10 May 2002 21:00, syan tan wrote:

> looks a lot cleaner and more attractive then what wxpython newbies are
> getting at the moment, but can vb be made cross platform? Anyone know of
> a unix version of vb ( e.g. like antiword for word docs)?

Design can be done with whatever tool is preferred, but implementation will 
not happen within the gnumed project itself with non portable non free 

> Otherwise, why not develop the ui in VB , but connect to postgres

For the above reason. I woud not have started the gnumed project in the 
firat place if I would not have believed that a proprietary platform will 
never be adequate for medical needs.

> SOAP to call server functions as function calls. Maybe we can get trendy
> and have a gnumed Web Service  ;)

There will be a gnumed web client, but it has no priority at present 
(unless somebody steps in and just starts doing it, which would be nice)

>   The idea is that the developer who has the most developed ideas of UI
> begins rapid development in the ui he is familiar with, and the rest
> follow with adaptions in cross platform formats ( wxpython, java ).

That's what we are doing. Richard paints his stuff with VB (though I think 
that he could at least do it with glade or QT designer, tahn it would be 
good for more than just aking snapshots and helping the implementers to 
get an idea what it should look like.


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