I was wondering if it could be possible to create an appliance for the EverGreen open source library system. I think It might play well with some people. If not, thanks for your time.
Here is a linkhttp://www.open-ils.org/
1) Evergreen is not being packaged by Debian or Ubuntu. This complicates installation and support. No automatic security updates.
2) Very small niche application that is unlikely to interest many users. Probably that is why it isn't being packaged by Debian/Ubuntu.
There are those like myself that are part of a small education startup that need an out-of-the-box library system that we can run virtually in the cloud. Your Canvas offering is another related package that fits this niche. It's been 4 years since you last looked at Evergreen. Perhaps now is the time for another look.
Just came across your unanswered post and thought I'd chime in...
I think that Liraz's above points still stand. However if you really want to this pushed ahead then how about rolling up your sleeves and having a crack yourself? Now that TKL's build infrastructure has been opened up, anyone can create their own TKL appliance ISO and contribute the build back to the community.
After trying to install Evergreen and even paying a constultant to try his expereienced hand on a build with no success, I tried Koha which has an installation process that is more accurately documented and much simpler. Koha gets the job done and has a helpful support network.
And Jeremy, I might just start looking at what it take to out together a TKL appliance...
That would be awesome. I'd like to encourage you to explore TKLDev. It's
designed to make the appliance development process as easy and rapid as
possible and it's what we use ourselves to maintain 100+ TurnKey apps so
it has to be pretty efficient or we would go crazy.
If you have any questions or need guidance we'll be happy to help. Also,
we're interested any feedback you can provide on the development
process, things you found difficult or confusing, or that slowed you
down - we can use it to make improvements to TKLDev itself and/or to the
documentation to streamline the development process for everyone.
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