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Re: SEUL: Is there a user for S.E.U.L.?

Micah Yoder wrote:
> jfm2@club-internet.fr wrote:
> >
> > setup of NFS and SAMBA.  And notice than there is another project for
> > improving easiness of networking in LINUX so I think NFS and SAMBA are
> > more in their area (if someone is on both groups it would be a good
> > thing if he could tell us what is their position towards NFS and
> > SAMBA.
> Yes, I think we should work closely with LinNet, and try to make SEUl
> into a good LinNet client.
> > Workstations require tools for the activity of the person using it
> > (programming tools, CAD packages...) but also tools for coordinating
> > with coworkers like a tool to plan meetings and so synchronizing
> > participants agendas.
> Right.  For the latter group. all we'd need is a Postgres or MSql server
> with a pretty X app to access it to schedule meetings.  If we had a VB
> clone, this would be EXTREMELY easy.
> > We have to be realistic we are not enough for developping major
> Maybe I was confusing with that post.  I'm thinking that perhaps we
> should mention in the Linux newsgroups that another project be started
> for something like a VB/Delphi clone.  Yes, it would be big, but I
> believe necessary.

Absolutely, I think there will be a lot more Linux-developers if there
would be an easy to use programming tool for Linux like VB (but then
with a beter compiler). If there would be such a tool, many schools and
universaties will use it, if it's free, some companies (probably small)
will start using it (e.g. use Linux), such an programming tool would
stimulate the whole Linux platform...
> > fall short.  If SEUL attracts non-geeks to LINUX then sooner or later
> > there will be application software targeted for them.
> Hopefully.

That software will come if there would be easy to use programming tools,
like VB/Delphi...

> > There a few GUI builders for LINUX targeting TCL/Tk, XForms or Qt.
> > Also look at commercial VB clones available for LINUX like VBIX.
> I've heard of VBIX before but know basically nothing about it.  How much
> does it cost?  Is it viable for writing free software?  What about
> database connections?  If it's not too pricey, and suitable for free
> software development, maybe I'll buy myself a copy and write a
> "groupware" app or two in it.

But that's the point, if a student has the choice between the well known
VB (win) and VBIX he would choose the first, if the second would be
free, he/she would be eager to use that tool...

> > That is a MAJOR project.  Impossible until this list gets as many
> > active participants than Linux-kernel.  And our goal is not easiing
> > the task of programmers but make LINUX easy enough for people who are
> > presently unable to cope with it.
> Yes, it's not OUR job to do that as SEUL.  I'm just saying it needs to
> be done!
I agree!

Demian Rootring
The Netherlands

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