March 13 2008
I will like to propose to develop a offline version of Simple Invoices.
Simple Invoices is a php application that depends on Apache + PHP to work. Although there have been many alternatives such as WAMP and XAMPP to run as the base server… The configuration is still too tedious for non-technical people like accountants or clerks.
My suggestion is to develop this offline version in .NET 2.0, and have it to interact with the original Simple Invoice Database, locally or remotely. This will bring the application back to the old 3-tier application models…
Client ↔ Server ↔ Database
The advantage here is the installation process, because i believe everyone know how to run a windows installation process.. “Click Next” and “Click Next” until it reaches “Finish”. The application will be installed. This concept is to minimize the dependence of a working web server.
Will like to seek your views in my suggestions.
Also will like to know if any .NET proficient developers are interested in this project.
Update: Due to some issues I'm having with the forum you can post your thoughts and discuss this further on the following wiki page http://simpleinvoices.org/wiki/offline