Full Article Attached Minutes of the Staff Meeting of Monday 20th October 2003

Sunday November 2nd, 2003

The minutes of the staff meeting of Monday 20th October 2003 are now online. Issues discussed include facilities, FTP, CD sales, website traffic and the website beta.

#9 Re: Re: Status of GRE?

by dave532

Monday November 3rd, 2003 10:07 AM

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I think there's some sort of conflict of interest. Ben wants what is best for Firebird which is very understandable, however, what should be aiming for is to have a suite of standalone applications that share as much as possible in the way of libraries, reducing footprint, etc

Also fixes like bug 212222 mean that apps in the GRE can share default preferences, so e.g. a system administrator can set up the GRE to have the company proxy settings and all GRE apps will inherit this by default. Apps that embed IE get its settings by default and this sort of sharing is very useful.

Why should you have to set up things like proxies for each single *bird application? You don't have to set up proxt settings in Outlook if you've got them set up in IE. There's also work going on to convert IE settings into Mozilla profiles, this will be very useful for people migrating from IE