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Re: [seul-edu] New indices for SEUL/edu software page

If we do go the database route, there are a few questions we'll need to

1.  Do we want to go with postgresql or mysql?  This only matters since php
code (especially for database-driven websites) is typically not independent
of the database platform.

2.  What kinds of information do we need to store?

3.  Are we sure that an existing php program doesn't already exist?

Anyways, if I can get an answer to number 2, I can check to make sure it
hasn't already been done.  If not, then I can assist in developing a
framework for it.


At 03:00 PM 07/24/2001 -0400, you wrote:
>Michael Viron wrote:
>> If we switch it to a database, we should look at php, not cgi.
>> Michael
>> At 12:43 PM 07/24/2001 -0600, you wrote:
>> >Why don't we use a database backend with form entry, etc. for
>> >categorizing.
>Or Zope, which is already running on SEUL.  I have no problem with any of
>these.  It's just that the responsibility for keeping all this up-to-date
>has fallen my way, and I don't have the time to set all this up and
>transfer the info we have to it.  If someone will step forward to do so,
>we'll happily move to a database-driven software listing.  (Incidentally,
>this has been proposed more than once before, and the people who agreed to
>do the work didn't follow through; so you can see where I may be a bit
>jaundiced about the whole thing.)  If we can do this nicely and get the
>information transferred cleanly, I'm all for it.
>Doug Loss                 Always do right.  This
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>dloss@bloomu.edu                Mark Twain