[Alug] ALUG Library ...

Mark Wilkinson mark at wilkinson.uk.com
Wed May 2 21:14:18 BST 2001


Why not try looking at www.freshmeat.net as a starting point. They have all
sorts of linux software, most it under GPL.

FWIW

Mark W.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: alug-admin at stu.uea.ac.uk [mailto:alug-admin at stu.uea.ac.uk]On
> Behalf Of brodders at cwcom.net
> Sent: 02 May 2001 20:45
> To: alug at stu.uea.ac.uk
> Cc: brodders at mcmail.com
> Subject: [Alug] ALUG Library ...
>
>
> HALLO THE GROUP
>
> Ahem. Hi all..
>
> After discovering the ALUG at the UEA last Sunday - I've been
> volunteered into
> getting something going for the O'Reilly books ALUG (via David)
> now hold. I
> wanted to borrow the book on MySQL and mSQL - so :) I have been
> asked to write
> a system.
>
> Oh No!
>
> Who me? Me Steve. Me much too much to do (tax, company returns,
> commuting, 2
> houses to buy, holiday someday) but then I want to explore MySQL.
>
> Two aspects -
>
> 1. The System We Want
>
> We've some books (6)
> a) do we want more? How will be get them?
> b) do we want to loan other resources (CD's, hardware etc)?
> c) do we want to loan private as well as ALUG stuff? (perhaps an option)
> d) do we want a central repository or do things wander around?
> e) Factor X - the unspoken expectation coming to haunt me later.
>
> All the above shape how the database will be designed, data
> lifecycles & that
> sort of stuff. Ideas Appreciated, especially if they reduce work.
> [Only? :)
> ]
>
> 2. Practicalities
>
> a) Don't want to put effort into something not used... so start small.
> b) IF it's to be web based, we'll need a host service supporting MySQL
> - do we have this??
> c) Me No Web Wizard !
> d) IF not web based - um, how's it going to work??
> e) it's getting late & I've not had my UT fix yet.
>
> Anyone want to give a hand / interested in getting something going?
>
> Bye!
>
> Steve
>
> PS will post some more thoughts re design & features a bit later.
>
>
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