[CS-FSLUG] Church Management Software

EnzoAeneas enzoaeneas at gmail.com
Wed Mar 26 21:40:47 CDT 2008

I share your concerns and believe as you do that Linux is the best
platform, but should we really limit the availability of the software
to those willing to venture into Linux. I liked the idea of
incorporating it into a distribution, though.

How about developing the solution for a Linux server setup and then
create a working reference implementation.
Then this can be packaged for XP/Vista & OSX as a virtual machine image.

I personally usual virtual machine instances to test software on
different platforms as well as test changes to my system
configurations at work. I love the great ideas and reasoning from you
guys. Keep it up.

Does this sound reasonable?
On Wed, Mar 26, 2008 at 7:37 PM, Robert W. <robertwo at insightbb.com> wrote:
> "Fred A. Miller" <fmiller at lightlink.com> wrote:
> > As well as that works well for you, we is needed is a turn key
>  > solution for small churches. It's been needed for a long time, but I
>  > don't see it happening. If I only was a code jockey............;)
>  I think we'll have some trouble completing a "turn-key" solution. Every
>  church is different. They will all have some minor, but annoying
>  difference. And our project turns into a configuration nightmare.
>  Yes, documentation helps. And now you have non-technical pastors reading
>  a 100 page manual. The solution is no longer "turn-key".
>  Or we stick to our guns, and churches start doing bizarre things to
>  work around the system limitations. Eventually leaving for some
>  proprietary solution that a consultant customizes for them. And the
>  cycle starts ever anew.
>  Installation support is a reality. I'm not being negative. This can be
>  done. Linux is the best platform to really help churches. And we have A
>  LOT of smart people on this list.
>  --
>  Robert W.
>  robertwo at insightbb.com
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>  the Beginning and the End. -- Revelations 21:6
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