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Re: [Gnumed-devel] Movve to Qt (was: Conference)

From: Roberto Mello
Subject: Re: [Gnumed-devel] Movve to Qt (was: Conference)
Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2003 07:40:39 -0600
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On Wed, Aug 13, 2003 at 10:44:05PM +1000, Ian Haywood wrote:
> > Is there an agreement that we really want to leave wxPython for the sake of
> > Qt ? Do we want to leave it completely and right now ?
> >
> There is agreement between Richard, Horst and myself. We apprepricate
> that you [Hilmar]
> and Karsten ideally should have attended the conference!

Hmm, I wasn't aware of that.

I'm going to start contributing to gnumed so we can use it in my mom's
clinic in Brazil. Especifically, I would like to work on the scheduling
facility (schedule patient appointments) and adaptation to Brazil's
medical reality, of course.

I have lots of experience with databases (especially PostgreSQL) and
relational data modelling. I'd like to help with that as well, if that's
needed (if so, can someone point me to where I should start poking

> My $.02 on licensing: it is difficult to accede to demands from users of
> closed operating systems
> that we use a free GUI library on that system, nor to see what advantage
> is so offered to said users.
> (they *can* still develop, as the source remains GPL, Python is an
> interpreted language so it
> doesn't matter if the library is binary-only. Of course they need to
> switch to Linux if they want to run
> QtDesigner. Nice to see the boot on the other foot for once.)
> Qt is GPL on Linux, so purists can be GPL right down to the BIOS if they
> want.

Fine, this is not a very pragmatic approach, but...

(Side question: How does Qt handle printing?)

What are the objections of going with GTK and pyGTK, since it has no
licensing issues and has a GUI builder?

> 7/ Generalisation of clinical history API from the Allergies functions
> to avoid separate functions for allergies, immunisations, etc:
> viz. a thinner layer around updateable views.  Exact arrangement of
> these views depends on outcome of design process.
> Horst has 6. I am happy to take 2, possibly 1, volunteers for others?.

I'm interested in (7).


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