Re: Choosing an office suite
- From: Hilary Bailey <my77elephants@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 7 Feb 2011 20:55:26 -0500
Phillip Gawlowski wrote in post #980112:
On Mon, Feb 7, 2011 at 11:15 AM, Hilary Bailey <my77elephants@xxxxxxxxx>
I know that there are many surprises and my writing shows an innocence,
which will eventually receive a "reality check". But in the meantime,
based on my line of thinking, can anyone advice me on 1) the difference
between the suites mentioned above and 2) my plan of action in deploying
There is, for now, little difference between OpenOffice and
LibreOffice, seeing as LibreOffice forked only recently off of
Oracle's code base.
Considering, however, that pretty much all of the former OpenOffice
developers went over to LibreOffice, I'd stick with that. Especially
since Oracle hasn't shown so far to be trustworthy (3 OSS projects
have "split" from Oracle already: MySQL -> MariaDB, Hudson CI ->
Jenkins CI, OpenOffice -> LibreOffice; and Oracle isn't one to honor
promises, either made by their acquisitions (OpenSolaris isn't Free
anymore), nor promises they made themselves (see the Java Community
2) You can't really use Rails to deploy software to a client. It would
be possible, but it'd require providing some sort of client software,
and at that point you can use something simpler than use a web
framework (like password protected directories accessed via a GUI that
enables easy installation; similar to MS's Web Platform Installer, or
The question is: What is it you want to achieve?
Though the folk I have met,
(Ah, how soon!) they forget
When I've moved on to some other place,
There may be one or two,
When I've played and passed through,
Who'll remember my song or my face.
What I want to create is a database that can measure the performance of
all entities in a school district. The closest software that exhibits
some semblance is that of Microsoft Access. Where, as I understand it,
the input entry of a single data can be housed and then derived, through
a set of queries, then further analyzed through/by Microsoft Solver
The difference with my proposal would be that based on selected
indicators [which will be dynamically influenced by changed event(s) and
policy(ies], which would be able to measure success. I have been exposed
to a statistical software named SPSS and having worked as an economist,
has influenced my outlook on creating an approach/database/software
which would indicate in real time, measured results.
As you can tell, there is an element of nervousness regarding saying
too much. But on the other hand, if not much is said, not much help can
be given. So it's a "catch 24", where since the last 20 years I have
been improving on a systems that would be able to measure defined
academic output, vis-a-vis, financial constraints etc..
Mike Stephens recommended Mendix as a possible solution to my woes. Do
you know of such arena?
Therefore, I figured that, doing it all by myself may be the best
solution. However, some of my concerns are: "Why reinvent the wheel?',
How can I create a sustainable system that does not compromise quality?,
What curriculum structure should I follow that will meet my needs
without, straying from my goals?
Therefore, this is my dilemma, which seems to be going in circles. Any
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