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From: dams@×××.fr
To: gentoo-desktop-research@g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-desktop-research] New Portage GUI Proposal
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2003 13:30:00
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-desktop-research] New Portage GUI Proposal by "Pierre-François Gomez"
Pierre-François Gomez <pf.gomez@××××.fr> said:

> At Thu, 20 Nov 2003 13:30:29 +0100, > Hello, > > dams@×××.fr wrote: >> available. So the good choici would be imho python. Now for the gui, you can >> use gtk2, it's a good choice for me, but qt is also perfect for the job. > > I mostly agree with you, but about the gui, i'd like to add something that imho > should be taken into consideration. > > Many users are using the shell but still want a nice UI. For example, i'm using > my gentoo box remotely most of the time (from my office workstation...), but i > really appreciate using Wanderlust for my mails : though i'm using it from a > secure shell, i still have a nice text-UI... > > I know it's extra-work, and that it may not come at first, but could room be > made to allow someone (or maybe yourself) to easily add a text-UI at a later > stage ? Something like a core/ui architecture ?
I like gtk especially for this extension project called Cursed Gtk. You have nothing to change, only load a different library at runtime, and your application runs in ncurses :)
> >> I'm strongly against asking the user to install (and configure) a postgresql db >> on his system. > > So i am : imho, it really is too "overkill" a dependancy. > > I don't have many knowledge concerning data management, but wouldn't berkdb be > a good choice, too ?
berkdb cannot do sql, so you have very less power. But it's faster. sqlite does worth the look, it's the ideal compromise between speed and powerfull (it supports 95% sql) -- dams -- gentoo-desktop-research@g.o mailing list


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Re: [gentoo-desktop-research] New Portage GUI Proposal "Pierre-François Gomez" <pf.gomez@××××.fr>
Re: [gentoo-desktop-research] New Portage GUI Proposal Mart Raudsepp <leio@××××××××.net>