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Re: Lurking Wanna Be

From: nhrcommu(at)rochester(dot)rr(dot)com
To: glenn(at)tangelosoftware(dot)com(dot)au
Cc: Hal Davison <herbie(at)faams(dot)net>, Sean Davis <sdavis2(at)mail(dot)nih(dot)gov>, pgsql-novice <pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Lurking Wanna Be
Date: 2006-07-27 02:19:27
Message-ID: c5aba5f433100.33100c5aba5f4@nyroc.rr.com (view raw or flat)
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I am privy to one commercial product that is under
development....but they still have a few months of
work before release.  I'm pretty sure they plan on
announcing somewhere on this site (advertising,
press release, etc) before the end of the year.



----- Original Message -----
From: Glenn Davy <glenn(at)tangelosoftware(dot)net>
Date: Wednesday, July 26, 2006 8:38 pm
Subject: Re: [NOVICE] Lurking Wanna Be
To: Hal Davison <herbie(at)faams(dot)net>
Cc: Sean Davis <sdavis2(at)mail(dot)nih(dot)gov>,
glenn(at)tangelosoftware(dot)com(dot)au, pgsql-novice
<pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org>

> On Wed, 2006-07-26 at 19:47 -0400, Hal Davison wrote:
> > Sean,
> > 
> > Being specific..
> > 
> > The PostgreSQL is running on Linux.
> > 
> > The client/users will connect from their bloated
Intel PCs.
> > 
> By bloaded Intel PC's Im guessing you mean 
"Windows"? All my linux is
> on intel also.
> 
> maybe the question your trying to ask is what
screen/client side tools
> does postgres come with - and the answer in this
sense is none. 
> There is
> a product you can navigate to from the pg site
call pgadmin which will
> let you visually access the data, but i dont think
its what you're 
> after
> > With an HTML browser they could connect from
anywhere and any box if
> > that option were available.
> > 
> so if you want to go this way you could a web
application framework 
> liketurbogears, django or ruby on rails - google
for these - theres no
> shortage of detail out there inlucding screen
casts etc etc
> 
> > I'm looking for a tool or toolset that will
enable one to 'PAINT' 
> the> screen, extract information from one or more
datasets, display 
> the> information. Give the user some interaction
and send the changed
> > information back to the db server.
> > 
> 'Paint' implies a very visual process - perhaps
you could check dabo
> (http://www.dabodev.com) again have a look at
their screen casts 
> and see
> if it does what you want.
> 
> there are also things like delphi which snuggles
up nicely to 
> postgres,and perhaps you can use vb.net - dont
know about that, or 
> even old
> fashion vb?
> 
> you can alsothere are also things like delphi
which snuggles up nicely
> to postgres, and perhaps you can use vb.net - dont
know about that, or
> even old fashion vb? use microsoft access which
with odbc and I
> understand many people do that - and if these
other options sound
> daunting, its possibly your shortest root with
smallest learning curve
> (except maybe dabo?)
> 
> do you/are you willing to program at all? all of
these (even access)
> will involve -some- programing.
> 
> other people, what else is out there in windows
desktop land (esp that
> may not involve programing)? it would make an
interesting survey to 
> hearwhat other people are using for this type of
application and 
> what is and
> isnt effective.
> 
> glenn
> 
> 
> 
> > Hal Davison
> > Sarasota, Florida
> > 
> > On Wed, 2006-07-26 at 09:24, Sean Davis wrote:
> > > 
> > > On 7/26/06 8:50 AM, "Hal Davison"
<herbie(at)faams(dot)net> wrote:
> > > 
> > > > One of the biggest problems I have is
presenting the data to 
> the user on
> > > > their display. Fitting the colums, labels,
tooltip thingies then
> > > > intergrating the display to extract the
selected data from a 
> configured> > > dataset to associate the column
data to a specific 
> presentation field.
> > > > 
> > > > Maybe it's fun for some but the development
code for the user
> > > > presentation is a bit of a headache, at
least for me.
> > > 
> > > Hal,
> > > 
> > > You are really going to have to be more
specific.  What OS are 
> you on?  What
> > > language/environment are you trying to use? 
Web-based or 
> standalone> > application?  Do you have just three
in-house users 
> or thousands of off-site
> > > users?  Give an CONCRETE example of what you
are trying to do.
> > > 
> > > Sean
> > 
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