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Re: SEUL: Re: Comments
Evelyn Mitchell wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 05, 1998 at 02:05:55PM -0500, Star's End wrote:
> > This is my list, feel free to add anything else:
> > Office Suite:
> > WYSIWYG wordprocessor
> > SpreadSheet
> > Presentation Graphics Program
> Contact Management
Are these two related to groupware below ?
(I've never used either of them)
> Fax Server
> Voicemail Server
> Document management
Does this mean the SGML category or CVS or both, or what else ?
> Database frontend designer (like Filemaker Pro, or Access, or Visual Basic)
> > Financial Software:
> > double entry booking journal
> > accounts package, for accounts payable, account recievable,
> > billing, taxation, etc ...
> Decision support
Is this about this multi-dimensional database stuff ?
> Quality improvement support
> Managerial accounting support
What are these two ?
> > Internet Software:
> > html browser, graphical ftp client, telnet, graphical email
> > etc.
namely graphical IRC client, news, html editor, web page management
system(with CVS support, etc.), anything else ?
> > Graphical Internet Configuration System.
like EZPPP, or is there more to it ?
> > Power Apps:
software dealing with maps (planning, etc.)
> > relational database
> > drawing/image editing software
> > design and page layout software
font manipulation software
> > General purpose Cad ala Autocad
> > Specialized Cad programs, for circuits, floorplans, etc.
> Groupware (Notes)
workflow management (?)
> > What else is there?
3d modeling (including nurbs, à la Mind's Eye)
3d rendering, incuding raytracing
multimedia authoring tools
sound manipulation/MIDI (?)
> The availability of a tool shapes the sort of tasks that can be accomplished.
> We can never predict what applications will be desired, because the number
> of applications needed is probably infinite.
I agree, we can probably estimate what apps will make
it more likely for people to switch to Linux based on what
applications they use now, though.
> We can predict the sorts
> of things, that people need to keep track of: images, words, documents, numbers,
> facts, relations between facts, time, people, projects, possessions; and
> try to think of ways of making it very easy for them to keep track of such