[Gtk-sharp-list] Is Gda-reports supported?

Rodrigo Moya rodrigo@ximian.com
Thu, 27 Nov 2003 11:01:32 +0100

On Thu, 2003-11-27 at 08:39, Joe Mozelesky wrote:
> Hello,
> Around this time last year I was looking into writing an app on Linux,
> but put it off because Mono/Gtk-sharp etc. were still pretty early in
> development.  Now I have become interested in this again and have been
> thinking about developing a business app, and Mono and Gtk-sharp seem
> pretty well along that this could actually work now.  The only issue I
> would have is support for reports.  Most reports could be rendered in a
> browser or PDF, but some would need to fit pre-printed forms like 1099's
> (US tax form) for instance.
> So, I have been poking around the Gnome sites and it seems there isn't
> much out there in the way of a visual report designer.  I did find
> however gda-reports, which appears provides all the back end
> functionality one needs to provide rich reports as well as the ability
> to embed Gnome objects (err, Bonobo objects?) in a report.
> Gda-sharp is listed on the monodoc site for gtk-sharp, but I think the
> monodoc on go-mono
> (http://go-mono.com:8080/monodoc.ashx?link=root:/classlib-gnome) is
> broken, nothing is coming up for me when I click on items in the Type
> column.  I was just wondering if these bindings exist.  Actually, I am
> also wondering if gda-reports is complete at all as well, all I turned
> up on google are some mailing list archives from 2001 and earlier.  A
> google search turned up that Gda bindings were checked in in 2002.
> Of course, I could just programmatically generate all of the reports by
> manually creating XML templates for gda-reports (err, I think), but the
> typical end user of this type of app would need to have an easy way to
> go in and tweak things, which means supplying some sort of basic visual
> report designer.
> So... my question is do the gda bindings include the gda-reports piece?
no, not yet. We could probably add them for libgda 1.2 bindings though.