Chris, thank you for the reply, I will likely address a few of your points in another message, and it's good that we are on the same page. So, I am trying to debug/understand the problem I reported with the Exchange Rate inclusion making a difference, so I am trying to create some test case data. <DIVERSION> I am not actually after "make install"-type system, although I think we should support that. If a picture is worth a thousand words, then surely a makefile is worth ten-thousand? :-) Grab: http://junk.sandelman.ca/junk/ledgersmb-skaffold-1.0.tar.gz (or https://github.com/credil/ledgersmb-skaffold) Extract it: cd ledgersmb-skaffold-1.0 git submodule init git submodule update This will actually pull a somewhat recent copy of ledgersmb from git-svn stored on github, but you can instead: rm -rf ledgersmb, and symlink or tar-xvf a build tree. Now, assuming you have postgres-9.1 installed, you should be able to type: make apache and you'll get: 1) postgresql running under your userid (which means you are database super-user) 2) apache running under your userid, on port 8000+uid# You ought to be able to visit localhost:8xxx/setup.pl, and it will work. The stuff in vendor/plugins/can-o-pg is something that I use for a lot of rails (and a few django) apps for local testing. This works on debian, and MacOSX. I haven't tried Fedora in quite awhile, but if it fails, I'll find a Fedora VM and make it work. I'm debugging the prepare-company-database.sh code, which is also there as prepare-test-database.sh. There are some problems with the language loading which I think I've fixed. </DIVERSION> What I'd like to see in a reorganized file structure is yes, to have much of the src in a src directory, such that there is a clear top-level that we can put stuff like what I've just hacked together. See the ledgersmb-httpd.conf for some of how I've told Perl where to find stuff, and the can-o-pg.settings (which is a Makefile really), which contains an ugly way to get the web server access to what it really needs. More specifically what I'd like to have is the ability to write a test case like I do in rails: 1) here is some input data to start with. 2) here is some code to do some report. 3) here is the output I expect. I see the tests in t/ and I want to go further.... I didn't realize that the bin/* directory was the legacy code repository! Now some things are more clear to me! -- ] He who is tired of Weird Al is tired of life! | firewalls [ ] Michael Richardson, Sandelman Software Works, Ottawa, ON |net architect[ ] ..hidden.. http://www.sandelman.ottawa.on.ca/ |device driver[ Kyoto Plus: watch the video <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzx1ycLXQSE> then sign the petition.
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