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Re: stock market tracker
Roger Dingledine wrote:
> http://www.ntlug.org/~cbbrowne/finances02.html shows a huge number of
There's some good stuff there, but I didn't see exactly what I'm looking
for, at least not under the GPL. I want a general ledger &
asset/liability account manager engine that can be driven by anything
from Web pages to command lines to cron jobs.....
> Yes, a database is a good plan if you're working with accounting stuff.
> The general view towards postgresql is that it works, but it's got a lot
> of overhead if you're just using it for a small application.
Benefits of PostgreSQL:
1. It's included in RH5 - therefore our "end users" won't have to mess
with installing it. A couple setup things still need to be done, but
it's as easy as setting the postgres user password, adding a DB user for
yourself, and creating a database.
2. I know it because I'm working with it now. :-) I'd kinda prefer to
avoid having to switch between DB systems.
3. Being the more powerful system, it will grow better as our needs
I don't think the speed will be a big concern here. This app will just
have one or two queries once in a while.
Linux: Everything else is just a toy!