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Accounting systems: a rant and a quest

Accounting systems: a rant and a quest

Posted May 8, 2012 21:29 UTC (Tue) by boog (subscriber, #30882)
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You may wish to add Tryton to the list of (larger) packages to examine. Python/Postgres suggests a minimum of good taste and it claims to be modular. The mailing lists etc display high apparent levels of activity. (But, of course, I haven't tried it.)

http://www.tryton.org/en/

"That gives us several months to forget about the problem while still allowing a few months of panic at the end, so the schedule should be plausible."

DANGER! DATES ON CALENDAR ARE CLOSER THAN THEY APPEAR! :-)

I'm reminded of the birth of git. How hard can it be to generate a report from some database data?


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Accounting systems: a rant and a quest

Posted May 9, 2012 0:35 UTC (Wed) by neilbrown (subscriber, #359) [Link]

> I'm reminded of the birth of git. How hard can it be to generate a report from some database data?

Surely just a couple of awk scripts with a php front end :-)

So what we need as the first follow-up article is detailed specifications of exactly what a small business *needs* in an accounting package. Then the many time-rich LWN readers can start a number of competing projects to implement a system meeting those needs in the hope of being featured in a subsequent article. And then .... profit!


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