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[seul-edu] Packaged systems or individual apps?
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- Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2003 22:28:00 +0300
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I was wondering what people here thought about the relative merits of
installing all-in-one educational packages (e.g. Claroline, Manhattan
Virtual Classroom) versus individual applications that you install
and/or write yourself. Personally I ended up with the latter solution
largely because I don't administrate my own server, and getting most
prepackaged solutions to play nice with SQL and PHP on the server was
more trouble than it was worth. I realised that for the time being all
I really needed was a website, a facility to upload files and a forum;
the first I already had, the second was easy enough to write and the
last was provided nicely by Simpleforum, a Perl app which doesn't
require SQL or PHP. However, I'd be interested to hear other people's
experiences, particularly those who don't have root access to their servers.
"I can say: 'Thank these bees for their honey as though they were kind people who have prepared it for you'; that is intelligible and describes how I should like you to conduct yourself. But I cannot say: 'Thank them because, look, how kind they are!'--since the next moment they may sting you.