SchoolTool & OpenAdmin

Asked by ScorpFromHell on 2007-11-25

Are there plans to integrate SchoolTool & OpenAdmin projects so that it is pretty easy & straight forward for simple SIs who do not have much expertise in coding, but are only adept in following a set of instructions to setup software?

Easing the task of setting up SchoolTool & OpenAdmin and their integration will go a long way in developing countries, especially India, where small time SIs typically do not have much idea about the tools themselves and even about the installation know only 'when to click on what' during the installation process. :(

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Tom Hoffman (tom-hoffman) said : #1

OpenAdmin and SchoolTool both do essentially the same thing, so I'm not sure what kind of integration you have in mind.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) said : #2

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ScorpFromHell (a.premkumar) said : #3

I apologize for the delayed response.

OpenAdmin has student information & school fees handling functionalities too. This, AFAIK, is being developed in SchoolTool.

I was wondering if the functionalities cannot be lifted from OpenAdmin or the code itself, provided the licenses allow for it?

Best Tom Hoffman (tom-hoffman) said : #4

SchoolTool is written in Python, and OpenAdmin is written in PHP, so no, functionality cannot simply be moved from one to another.

ScorpFromHell (a.premkumar) said : #5

Thanks Tom Hoffman, that solved my question.

Les (openadmin) said : #6

Actually, Open Administration for Schools is written in perl... (and of course needs the perl DBI to talk to databases), and also uses the TeX/LaTeX system for document preparation (normally PDF). We stand on the shoulders of others! (grin)