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Re: Helping new installs find the rightdependencies?

On Fri, Mar 28, 2014 at 3:43 AM, Pongrácz István <..hidden..> wrote:

Probably I wrote this some weeks ago.

There are some possibilities, if we want to release lsmb as an appliance.

One important condition:
The appliance must be able to upgrade automatically the stock versions.
Of course, there are some other questions need to answer.

- Creating and releasing an openvz container, which contains everything.
 it can be possible to include the appliance in Proxmox virtualization environment: the user clicks on download the appliance from PVEs central store.
 Some minutes to deploy a brand new stock version -> potentially a lot of users.

- Starting to use such a system, which has a good infrastructure for building appliances. In fact, turnkeylinux.
 ISO, openvz, whatever formats supported out of box.
 Turnkeylinux openvz templates are included in PVE (more than hundred).

My opinion, lsmb is a special area, where it is a good idea to use the ERP in its own environment, potentially separated from the daily used systems, such as desktops.
It is necessary to keep the integrity and availability for longer term.
There are cases, when one have to dig into an old accounting data back to 10-15 years.

I have data going back a lot further than 10 - 15 years and it is valuable.

My major issues are:

ease of installation (its real frustrating when one needs 10 years of 'under the hood linux experience' and still finds it challenging to install)
huge need for CRM (I am selling to a very large number of low dollar amount customers)

This idea of using a VM to host only ledgersmb I think is wonderful. This isolates the system and should also insulate it from software bloopers (by whomever) vastly improving robustness AND security.
If ind myself wishing I weren't the first to have this installed (developed) but I really need this so I'm hoping that things will work at least somewhat like what I'm hoping for!!