[Koha] MySQL and foreign keys

Pat Eyler pate at eylerfamily.org
Fri Jan 17 09:47:18 NZDT 2003

On Fri, 17 Jan 2003, Chris Cormack wrote:

> Hi All
> This has become a really interesting and useful discussion. With lots of
> great points to consider in the upcoming rewrite/refactoring of Koha code.
> (After 2.0 .. one can of worms at a time :-))
> It also serves as a great illustration of the principle beauty of free
> software. That is, since we all have access to the source code we are able
> to have an informed and frank discussion about what we do and dont like
> about it.
> And then are able to work together to fix the things we dont like.

I'd really like to second this.  I think this is really the key win that
free software provides.  I don't think you'd ever see a discssion like his
happen at a (proprietary vendor's) Users Group meeting.  On the other
hand, this level of freedom comes with a price, we need everyone to get
involved in these discussions to help push Koha along.  Even if you aren't
a developer (and don't want to be), your input is certainly wanted in
terms of:  what makes a good serials package, what should we do for
acquisitions/circulation, what about different kinds of searching or
ranking, what kinds of features should be added or enhanced ...

> So in this vein, I encourage all the participants in the discussion and any
> others interested to write up a page on the wiki.
> http://www.saas.nsw.edu.au/wiki/index.php?page=KohaProject
> Collating the ideas that we'd like to see implemented in the rewrite. So
> that we dont lose any of these ideas, and hopefully a bit of a roadmap for
> 2.1 will start to appear.

If you don't feel comfortable working on a wiki (they're not that hard
though), please feel free to talk here or on the koha2010 mailing
list[1].  (If you are comfortable using wiki's, please feel free to
wiki-ize conversations like this so that they don't get lost.)


[1] koha2010 is a mailing list set up to discuss the strategic direction
of Koha.  The discussion there should be non-technical (from a computing
perspective).  You can subscribe by sending email to
koha2010-subscribe at kohalabs.com

> Chris
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> Chris Cormack                                                     Programmer
> 025 500 789                                        Katipo Communications Ltd
> chris at katipo.co.nz                                          www.katipo.co.nz
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