ERP

Obviously ERP has been around a while, in my researches, I came across these two open source ERP packages; they obviously run on distributed systems platform.

This includes CRM, Accounts Payable and PoS. Also Project Accounting, Social Networking and an Issue Tracker, think I was looking at Project Accounting and the limited opportunity for innovation in accounting systems.

originally from the U.of Navarre. I have always found this hard to get my arms around, but then I am not an accountant. This is now on SourceForge which is good. If you poke around the reviews, to quote Captain Rum, “Opinion be divided”.

Here, though is a planet of Open Bravo blogs.

Samba

Not just for file sharing, but also supports printing and name services. I now make it part of my standard Linux builds within Virtual Box. I can then use VB shared folders or the host OS virtual file systems. (Is this true for Mac OS? Need to test it).

Ubuntu

Some useful links,

Raspbian

And now I need it on my little pi. Check this out!

I can now mount the NAS drive on the PI, but I need to mount it on a partition, check out clonezilla.

Using a credentials file

Here’s a link on credentials files,

  1. https://forums.ni.com/t5/NI-Linux-Real-Time-Discussions/Samba-share-using-credentials-file/td-p/3643381

And here’s a LMGTFY on “Linux Samba”

Tagging Engines

While http://delicious.com/ is a fantastic social bookmarking site, its not easy to implement inside a firewall, which needs to be done if the URL list to be tagged is an intranet resource.

Open Source alternatives

Here’s some alternatives,

which needs from

  • Glassfish

Installing Scuttle

  1. Download WAMP – this works pretty much out of the box, only problem is if IIS is already running in which case you need to either let Apache use another port, or turn it off. Use phpmyadmin to create a new database and a user with rights to use the new database. Its best to sue the same name as the O/S user, document the password.
  2. Download Scuttle – this is a zip file and I had problems with Windows Vista as it has problems dealing with the file hierarchy names. You can download your favourite evaluation version of a tool, or I downloaded cygwin which since I used it to run the .sql file, I found useful and there is no problem with license and uncompress | tar -x works fine.
  3. Download Cygwin – Not exactly mandatory, but I prefer it, every windows systems should have one.
B$ export PATH=${WAMPHOME}/bin/mysql/mysql${VERSION}/bin:${PATH}
B$ cd ${WAMPHOME}/www/${scuttlehome}
B$ mysql -P$DBPASSWD < tables.sql

Configure PHP as a database client. Copy all the scuttle files to an appropriate location with the web server’s public file system. ${ROOT}/scuttle is good, but I don’t use it. Copy config.inc.php.example to config.inc.php, and amend the user, password and database values to the ones you have used and set. Add the line

error_reporting(E_ERROR);

to this file, otherwise you get a bunch of forward compatibility warnings.

That’s enough I’ll write up my usability tests another day, I expect to repeat some of these notes on the project’s sourceforge pages. but didn’t!