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From David E Jones <jone...@undersunconsulting.com>
Subject Re: Ofbiz and Ruby on Rails
Date Sat, 05 Aug 2006 00:53:58 GMT

This is an interesting topic from an infrastructure perspective. It  
sounds like there is some suggestion of incorporating it into the  
framework and moving to it as the standard UI layer tool set...

Has anyone done any conversions of existing OFBiz artifacts to  
compare size and complexity and establish some prospective tools or  
patterns for integration with other pieces and such? Actually, from a  
PoC perspective once could do the same things we did early on with  
OFBiz: define the artifacts and make sure we can define everything we  
want, and then build the engine behind them. In other words we  
defined XSD (or DTD in the early days) files, and some text XML files  
based on them to develop towards and support. These were written to  
replace specific pages, usually picking a more complicated one. For  
example, the first form widget form in OFBiz was the EditProduct form  
with the two columns and such, and that form definition existed even  
before the form widget engine.

This sort of PoC effort would be the first step for anything like this.


On Aug 4, 2006, at 6:45 PM, Leon Torres wrote:

> Yeah we've been looking into this kind of thing and talking to some  
> people about Rails and OFBiz.  This is actually a huge topic which  
> might be better discussed at a conference or something.
> - Leon
> Chris Howe wrote:
>> Si and Leon and others,
>> I just started to look at some Ruby on Rails stuff and
>> was curious as to your impressions of what aspects of
>> OFBiz could not be replicated in RoR.  Or is it
>> possible to get off Java entirely?  How much of OFBiz
>> could be entirely reused vs. how much would just be
>> translating templates, etc?

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