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Re: [GNUe-dev] Packages

From: kilo
Subject: Re: [GNUe-dev] Packages
Date: Fri, 23 Jul 2004 11:46:33 +0200


According to my previous email, I would like to suggest

                    26/07/2004 20:00 UTC

as the date of an IRC discussion of the aims, plans and other issues of

                        GNUe Packages.

(UTC is normal Greenwich time, that does not change with summer/winter.
So in the UK at summer it is UTC+1, in Central Europe at summer it is UTC+2.)
The aims of the discussion are:
    -defining the aims and bounding limits of GNUe Packages
    -defining the desirable workstyle
    -defining what can and should be taken from the old GNUe Packages,
          and in what form
    -defining a basic roadmap
If the time given is very very bad, please suggest another one.
Otherwise, I expect to see everyone interested.

Gabor Kmetyko

On Fri, 16 Jul 2004 11:50:52 +0200
kilo <address@hidden> wrote:

> Hello fellow GNUe-people!
> As most of you have surely noticed, recently a lot of people come here,
> take a look at GNUe and ask only one question:
> "What is the status of business/ERP packages?"
> And then we murmur, cough, look up to the sky and look down to our shoes
> and finally say that our tools are great to build anything...
> IMHO GNUe community should now consider to produce business packages, or
> business soultions, as it is one of the aims this project is for. There
> has been several tries to develop universally usable packages, but now
> it seems that GNUe packages has been kind of orphaned.
> But times change and now I feel some change is in the air... Eg.
> Reinhard is trying his nails in accounting, btami and myself in HR, so
> something has started.
> As a result, I have looked at the old packages and produced basic
> packages using the new GCD format (now completely supported by GNUe
> tools). I won't say that they are good at all. There are surely lots of
> errors in my approach. I looked at old packages (still accessible in SVN
> for reference) and some commonly used data here in Hungary and tried my
> best to produce some atomic modules, which I thought would be of good
> use later. But they do work, and they are usable (and are used by three
> of the most talented genies in the whole universe, ie: me, myself and I
> 8-))) ).
> Anyhow, please take a look at them and tell your opinion. Or better, do
> not tell it right now, I think the best way to discuss these questions
> would be an online meeting via IRC, in a negotiated, fixed time. I
> suggest next Wednesday (21 July) or so, preferably at a time when EU is
> still awake and the US is already awake (what about Far-East and down
> under... I don't know, please suggest).
> So for now I would like everyone who has intentions to add something (ie
> opinion, work, knowledge or anything else) to this project to:
> -look at both GNUe-packages and GNUe-oldpackages
> -collect his views about them
> -collect his thoughts about the business packages project in overall
> -collect references about existing, usable standards that can be of use
> if we decide to use a standard
> -and suggest an appropriate date/time for the online meeting.
> Thanks
> kilo
> Gabor Kmetyko
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