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[Gnumed-devel] Plugins

From: Ian Haywood
Subject: [Gnumed-devel] Plugins
Date: Sun, 6 Apr 2003 00:15:04 -0500
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I sent a mail about this yesterday, but it got dropped (sorry if anyone
gets it twice)

Horst has commented about the "chimera" of the window design, a fair
comment. PatientWindowManager (now ClinicalWindowManager) was written to
accomdate the "special requirements" of Richard's then new widgets, an
ordinary notebook was, presumably, is, not acceptable.  Specifically the
need for a split-screen view, with side-widgets such as the

Nevertheless, a single system would be much better, witha single plugins
directory (ending the distinction between "patient" and "gui" plugins),
plugins would be named by a path ("Clinical/Obstetrics/Antenatal
Chart", for example) to form a hierarchy of cascading notebooks.
Split-screen would be used when a plugin on that screen requests it. (So
if you don't like it, don't request that plugin)

How does this sound?


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