[CS-FSLUG] Church Management Software

Robert W. robertwo at insightbb.com
Wed Mar 26 20:56:49 CDT 2008

David Aikema <david at aikema.net> wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 26, 2008 at 5:44 PM, Robert W. <robertwo at insightbb.com>
> wrote:
> How much of this really needs to have an application specifically
> developed for it, and how much is reinventing the wheel?  eg. event
> tracking - there are lots of calendar applications out there
> (personally, I also don't care whether or not my pastor remembers my
> birthday. -  I'd also prefer if it didn't keep an exact record of my
> attendance as that seems a little creepy to me)

LOL, yeah it would be a bit creepy to tell everyone how many Sundays
they missed. Personally, I was thinking of keeping totals by week. 

You are quite correct - a lot of these programs already exist. A little
glue and presto! - instant application. Well, okay, it's not quite that
easy. But it is faster than starting from scratch.

"remind" is a great program for tracking birthdays. "cron" can e-mail
the day's reminders every morning. If you like to look ahead, also have
remind/cron print say the next two or three weeks. Completely automatic,
set it in motion and let it run for years on end. I love Linux!
Robert W.
robertwo at insightbb.com

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love 
him, who have been called according to his purpose. -- Romans 8:28

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