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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <ge...@adeptra.com>
Subject Re: Hello
Date Thu, 09 May 2002 14:19:43 GMT
On 5/9/02 9:02 AM, "Jim Menard" <jimm@io.com> wrote:

> Geir Magnusson Jr. writes:
>> On 5/9/02 6:02 AM, "Andrew C. Oliver" <acoliver@apache.org> wrote:
>>> Yes.  The traffic comes and goes.  Lets start putting together a
>>> proposal.  Anyone here with previous top level project experience?
>> Hang on, it's coming.
> Hi, Geir! (We met a few months ago in Westport about your work in
> Stamford.)

Hey Jim!  I was thinking about you and this.  Glad you are lurking around.
Do you have any stuff in Ruby?  We want to cement the multi-language idea...

To all : I met Jim through one of my professional projects.  You'll learn
he's a smart guy despite the fact he still uses a Newton.  I'm really
serious - we were at a meeting and he pulled it out to take notes.

Jim : the Smithsonian called - they want it back...

> I just joined this group and have been lurking for a few days, trying to
> figure out what the group is about. I'm the author of DataVision
> (http://datavision.sourceforge.net), an Open Source project released under
> the Apache license.

This is exactly the kind of thing we had in mind for commons - small, to the
point, and usable within some of the larger projects as dependencies.  I'll
put it on 'the list' if you are interested.  I suspect that there is some
interest since you mentioned it.


> Here's the standard DataVision blurb:
>   "DataVision is a database reporting tool similar to Crystal Reports.
>   Reports can be viewed and printed from the application or output as
>   HTML, LaTeX2e, XML, DocBook, or tab- or comma-separated text files.
>   From the LaTeX2e and DocBook output files you can in turn produce PDF,
>   text, HTML, PostScript, and more.
>   "Report descriptions are stored as XML files. This means you can not
>   only use the DataVision GUI, but you may also edit reports using your
>   favorite text editor.
>   "DataVision is written in Java. It runs under Linux, Windows, various
>   flavors of BSD and Unix, and Mac OS X. It can generate reports from
>   Oracle, PostgreSQL, MySQL, Informix, hsqldb, Microsoft Access, and any
>   other database with available JDBC drivers."
> Jim

Geir Magnusson Jr.
Research & Development, Adeptra Inc.

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