I do understand what it means to be consistent with most of the things in Gramps...  like command placement and key bindings...

If we are going to go forward with Gramps into the future, then I believe we need to do things that are on the edge of technology and software availability?  I also believe that we need a fresh way of doing things too...

I know that it is my idea, but I truly loved the idea of how k3bsetup2 handled things...

Icons/ objects on the left pane, and their supported options on the right pane...

Or at the least, a wizard...

I believe that in moving into pygi and python3, there should be a whole new way of Gramps...

Sincerely yours,
Rob G. Healey

On Tue, Aug 23, 2011 at 7:28 PM, Brian Matherly <> wrote:
>>> The problem with a wizard is that it won't fit into the current report
>>> options framework. Also, keep in mind that we want to be able to run the
>>> report from the command line (and other alternative interfaces in the
>>> future). Perhaps, if there are NavWeb "plugins", each type of page could be
>>> a plugin, and each plugin could define its own tab on the current
>>> ReportOptions dialog.
>Brian, that is what I am thinking too. I think that there could be a
>NarrWeb plugin for each of the major objects (Person, Family, Place,
>etc) much like what we now have for Gramplets. In fact, I have a
>prototype whereby we could reuse Gramplets (or something similar) on

My advice would be to try to maintain some form of consistency with what we already have. I think the book report is a great model to start from. If we don't like the book report implementation for the NavWeb (it does have some shortcomings), then it would be great if we could come up with a solution that would work for both the Book report and NavWeb so that the interface would be consistent.


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Sincerely yours,
Rob G. Healey

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