|Subject:||Re: [Gnumed-devel] GNUmed in a webbrowser|
|Date:||Fri, 11 Oct 2013 20:59:52 +0200|
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> Wow, now that's a real *innovation*.
> Thirty years of technological advancement for an actual regression in
> end-user productivity.
> > to look up information in a GNUmed database and to store information
> > in a GNUmed database.
> > Why is this an interesting concept ? Because it allows a user with
> > few ressources to access information.
> Certainly not for users with "few ressources".
> A user with "few ressources" won't even be able to install or start up a
> "modern" "web browser" at all.
I see. Then someone needs to produce an lean webbrowser (if that is possible)..
> While running a stripped-down Linux distribution with a wxPython
> client is perfectly feasible on something with, e.g. 128MB RAM or so.
That is certainly true. I run a notebook from 2005 on Ubuntu 10.04 which is faster then my modern notebook.
> > I also allows you to access information in environments where you
> > don't have access to your fully tailored working environment (your
> > own devices).
> Make the client "portable" (self-contained, on the Mac this is the
> mandatory default anyway), to run it off a USB device without requiring
> "installation" of anything. On *all* operating systems.
It is portable already on Windows. On Mac we have a portable version as well but it is badly outdated ( I don't have access to a Mac for updating the packages).
For Linux we could build portable versions. I have not seen demand for it (yet).
However with a webbrowser you would code once and ignore that different operating systems exist. I do know the pain to support different browsers.
Rest assured we will stick o fat clients . In an ideal world I would like to see a client that can be run across devices , anywhere and across operating systems without having to package for Windows, Ubuntu, Debian, openSUSE, Fedora , you name it and the Mac :-)
Open a browser on any device and connect. Forget about installing Postgresql the correct version, a minimum of QT or wxpython etc.
To wrap it up it seems that the browser and the underlying technologies need to be improved / innovated. But that does not defeat the concept of a dump viewer (browser) giving access to applications on fat servers.
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