[freeside] feature request

ivan ivan at 420.am
Mon May 8 20:39:24 PDT 2000

On Fri, Apr 07, 2000 at 10:11:54AM -0500, David Morton wrote:
> For me, the GTK stuff is too much work...  I love the look, but every
> time I've looked at it, it took *way* too much code to do things. :P
> Well, maybe I'll be able to get to the GUI stuff pretty soon.

> One thing I've been wondering about;  I'd like to run the giu on any
> platform, even M$, but I'm not sure about all the FS libraries running
> on Win32. (and all the DBI calls...)

FWIW, DBI/DBD runs on Win32, as do most modules.  The Freeside libraries
would probably need a little work. 

> Would it be worthwhile to create
> a daemon and a set of
> RPC calls for the gui's to communicate with?  (Tee hee, now there's a
> lot of work)

Nope, it isn't worthwhile to create such a beast when you could use
RPC::pServer and RPC::pClient from CPAN.  An excellent idea, given that
with those tools it's now only a little bit of work.

>  That way, the creation of accounts, shell machines,
> passwords, and SQL stuff can still be controlled from one location (as
> it is now) 
> > 
> > I played with Gtk for a while and would recommend it; a bit newer than Tk
> > but also nicer looking and with more active development.
> > 
> > I'm very interested in seeing an X interface of any sort.
> > 
> > --
> > meow
> > _ivan


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