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[Gnumed-devel] Custom editor for SOAP

From: Richard Terry
Subject: [Gnumed-devel] Custom editor for SOAP
Date: Mon, 30 Aug 2004 20:30:41 +1000
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On Mon, 30 Aug 2004 08:20 am, Karsten Hilbert wrote:
> > > If not too complicated to set up / install (for end users) and not too
> > > many dependencies, that would be the *ideal* "letter writer" for gnumed
> > > - even better, progress notes could be written in "visual" HTML.
> >
> > Although this may look good, I'm not sure it has the extra features we
> > want like popup lists for auto-completion,
> Agree.
My vote for what is is worth is for Ian's suggestion of custom editor for the 
SOAP stuff. Letters etc only need something really basic - even rich text 
control is more than adequate.



> > My personal view on referral letters is that the GUI should focus on
> > content, the TeX-based backend can make it look good
> Agree.
> > (but I appreciate there will aways be calls for a WYSIWYG editor phase in
> > letter-generation)
> Which IMO AbiWord might do nicely. At least one AbiWord person
> has expressed interest in helping with development if need be.
> > We also need "protected" text for SOAP headers, ideally in the left
> > margin. wxScintilla can do this but its a hack, and doesn't put then in a
> > separate margin.
> Except for margin "markers".
> > The C++ base does support margin labels but, frustratingly, this isn't
> > available in the Python wrapper.
> Ah, there's the reason why I never saw any reaction to that
> suggestion of mine. What a pity.
> > There are other problems (wxScintilla forces popup lists to be in
> > alphabetical order, you can't select by substrings)
> Or at least the lists it handles itself. We might want to
> write child classes for them (or does wxSTC UserList do what
> we need ?).
> > Straw poll:
> > 1/ wxScintilla-based, no proper margins, etc., see
> > gnumed/client/wxpython/
> My vote. Plus trying to find a way to carry over margin
> markers into the wxPython wrapper. Plus eventually finding a
> way to deal with the list order ?problem.
> Karsten

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