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From David E Jones <jone...@undersunconsulting.com>
Subject Re: Screen & Form widget question
Date Mon, 09 Oct 2006 10:18:49 GMT

These are pretty different tools (ie the screen and form widgets),  
but both are based on fairly common tools.

The Screen Widget is a presentation composition and data-preparation  
separation tool. As such it is similar to Struts Tiles, JPublish,  
SiteMesh, and so on.

The Form Widget is a business forms tool. There are no a whole lot of  
open source projects that do this kind of thing, but most business  
application frameworks have something like this, including open  
source ones such as GNU Enterprise and Compiere and various others.  
This is also common for 4GL tools, things like MS Access, and so  
probably on the order of thousands of others...

Of course, in the case of the OFBiz Framework tools they are designed  
to work together and to use the same architectural principles, data  
modeling patterns, and so on. They are also designed consistently  
with multi-tier concepts found in more modern enterprise  
architectures, and as part of this each piece on each tier can be  
replaced with different implementations without affecting the rest of  
the application artifacts.


On Oct 9, 2006, at 7:18 AM, Alex D. Fleming wrote:

> Hi,
>   I am asking this question just for my knowledge.
>   Is there any open source project that uses concept of Form &  
> Screen Widget other than Ofbiz ???
>   Thx in advance
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