Re: [CODE4LIB] distributed library alpha server up, feedback welcome

2011-04-25 Thread Dave Caroline
I am another self coder using my own ideas not stuck with legacy ideas and using a web design with mysql db I happen to use php and dont use a cms like many seem to these days. I find use of a CMS somewhat restricting to the use of the database for full speed. You may get a CMS up quickly but it

Re: [CODE4LIB] distributed library alpha server up, feedback welcome

2011-04-25 Thread Markus Fischer
Hi Elliot congrats, you did it! Wish you all the best for the further development! Markus Am 23.04.2011 23:27, schrieb Elliot Hallmark: All, It was at the end of last year that I came here saying I was writing an open source ILS for a distributed (book sharing) library. While I had lots of

Re: [CODE4LIB] distributed library alpha server up, feedback welcome

2011-04-25 Thread Elliot Hallmark
Another thing that differentiates you from other small libraries attempting this sort of thing is your contacting of this list. Most of the readers here are used to big-data problems, where they're trying to make sense of the storage, maintenance, and display of millions of records, so it's

Re: [CODE4LIB] distributed library alpha server up, feedback welcome

2011-04-25 Thread Elliot Hallmark
Interesting point about the checkout history. Not displaying it automatically is probably a good idea. I wouldn't drop that info though, or obscure it in the DB.

Re: [CODE4LIB] distributed library alpha server up, feedback welcome

2011-04-25 Thread Doran, Michael D
To: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] distributed library alpha server up, feedback welcome Another thing that differentiates you from other small libraries attempting this sort of thing is your contacting of this list. Most of the readers here are used to big-data problems, where they're

Re: [CODE4LIB] distributed library alpha server up, feedback welcome

2011-04-25 Thread Elliot Hallmark
@brice: good point, its on the list now @michael: University of Texas is switching to django for all of their internal DB stuff like accounting and payroll for reasons that are obvious to anyone who has used django. Huh? Django may be great, but this seems highly unlikely. I may very well

Re: [CODE4LIB] distributed library alpha server up, feedback welcome

2011-04-24 Thread Gabriel Farrell
The distributed library, where all patrons are both lenders and borrowers, is an intriguing concept, and it's great that you have a rudimentary system up to experiment with it. Aside from the unusual requirements of a distributed library, you have one thing which separates you from the masses of

[CODE4LIB] distributed library alpha server up, feedback welcome

2011-04-23 Thread Elliot Hallmark
All, It was at the end of last year that I came here saying I was writing an open source ILS for a distributed (book sharing) library. While I had lots of enthusiasm and time for it at the time, our development computer didn't have the capacity to run a solr based discovery front end. Even