[lug] Development & reporting tool choices

Scott Rohling scott.rohling at gmail.com
Thu Feb 5 18:02:50 MST 2009

You want advice on developing a CLOSED source project?  For me - come back
when you're to that 'leading edge open source side'.   Me - I'm 'closed'
until then.. and maybe not even then.  Good luck.


On Thu, Feb 5, 2009 at 4:50 PM, Kevin Kempter <kevin at kevinkempterllc.com>wrote:

> Hi All;
> We're preparing to embark on a new development project. It will eventually
> be
> released dual projects similar to Red Hat with a commercially supported
> side
> and a leading edge open source side.
> The project will pull data from a database and present info to users. We'll
> need a graph/chart component and a way to generate html, PDF and
> spreadsheet
> reports/downloads. It will be a web based interface.
> Questions:
> 1) I'm thinking we'll write the initial commercial (closed source) code in
> C.
> Anyone have any thoughts/alternative suggestions ?
> 2) anyone know of a good source of C library routines (something like CPAN)
> ?
> 3) Any thoughts on the methods to generate XML via C ?
> 4) Any suggestions per the generation of the PDF, HTML, etc reports on
> screen
> and for download ? maybe php within the web front end? a set of C routines
> to
> be called based on basic report parameters? others ?
> Thanks in advance for your feedback...
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