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Re: [Gnumed-devel] Dental software in python

From: Tim Churches
Subject: Re: [Gnumed-devel] Dental software in python
Date: Mon, 28 Aug 2006 07:27:51 +1000
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Karsten Hilbert wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 27, 2006 at 08:15:52AM +1000, Tim Churches wrote:
>> Interesting! Main infrastructure differences from GNUmed seem to be
>> their use of QT (and PyQT) instead of wxWindows/wxPython for the GUI,
>> and their use of SQLObject as the object-relational mapper/interfcae,
>> but Python and PostgreSQL are common with GNUmed. They also seem to
>> leverage various KDE applications for contact management and email
>> rather than trying to replicate those functions in their software.
> This is the part I think we should replicate from their model.
>> Of course, the really major difference to GNUmed is that the dental
>> software is not itself released under an open source license - it just
>> uses open source components.
> Thanks for that analysis, I haven't had time to look into
> that so deeply.
> BTW, I haven't yet had time either to evaluate the NetEpi
> forms layer for re-use as Syan suggested but will try to do
> so within this coming week.

We're adding conditional fields to it at the moment, so you might want
to wait another week or so (hopefully no more than that).

Tim C

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