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Re: [Gnumed-devel] limitations of Mandrake

From: Karsten Hilbert
Subject: Re: [Gnumed-devel] limitations of Mandrake
Date: Fri, 19 Nov 2004 16:50:02 +0100
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> In an earlier email, Syan made reference to Mandrake 10 lacking 
> support for a component of PostgreSQL.
procedural languages, I believe

> If that is a correct and real limitation, does it affect Mandrake 
> only as far as running as a gnumed *server*,

> or would it create 
> problems for client software under Mandrake, as well?

> Also, if I were to arrange for someone to install the gnumed client 
> on machine that must run Windows-dependent Internet Explorer (because 
> of some custom plug-ins)
> - do people think the instructions remain workable at
1) you don't need PostgreSQL on that machine
2) hence you don't need Cygwin
3) you do need python/wxpython/mxdatetime/pypgsql
4) you don't need to bootstrap the database on that machine

eg. install the client prerequisites and ...

> - I don't discern from the above URL any info on downloading GnuMed, 
... just grab the tarball

> > >>>   import sys
> > >>>   sys.path.append ('path-to-gnumed-files')
> > >>>   import gnumed
> > >>>   gnumed.main ()
.. forget about this and just use client/gm-from-cvs.bat or a
version therof.

Please do write a section "Setting up and running the client
under Windows" in the Wiki when you are done. I will remove
the outdated stuff from the CVS when you give me a holler.

> should the client be downloaded/installed from CVS under Windows? 
yes or grab the tarball

> Under Cygwin?

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