[K12OSN] Re: AR/STAR Take XXXXXVI (give or take a few)

Philemon Burney philemon.burney at heritagecollege.nsw.edu.au
Thu Jan 27 05:49:01 UTC 2005

Re: the Microsoft Access part of the question.
I am having difficulty finding a suitable Open Source or similar alternative
to Microsoft Access.
I know there is MySQL but is there a "friendly" package with a GUI for
reports, queries etc.?.
What do people suggest for the database part of an "Office" suite to go with

Philemon Burney
ICT coordinator
Christadelphian Heritage College Sydney
"Wisdom through Knowledge"
110 Cross Street
Kemps Creek NSW 2178 Australia

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Of John Baillie
Sent: Thursday, 27 January 2005 2:27 PM
To: k12osn at redhat.com
Subject: [K12OSN] Re: AR/STAR Take XXXXXVI (give or take a few)

Don't get me started :-/

We ended up installing a Windows Terminal Server to provide Renaissance
Learning products.

I've had some communication with codeweavers recently and they were
ready to start porting it to their product but there was not enough
interest to make it worth their while. Also Renlearn is in the process
of moving all products to their Renaissance Place software model.
Chances are the old products will be shelved over the next few years.

Honestly, building an OSS interface and DB back end for what I'd like to
"Everyone Reads!" is very doable. It's the test bank that is the real
"got ya".

It would take quite an initiative to get enough volunteers to build up a
test bank to make such an undertaking worthwhile.

So there it is, my semi annual AR gripe session.

Jeff wrote:
>    3. AR/STAR Take XXXXXVI (give or take a few) (Jeff Davis)


> I'm sure this has been asked and/or answered here before - Can k12ltsp
> allow the linux terminals to run AR/STAR via wine or ???  This would be
> part one of a two part holy grail.  The other would be MS Access (yuck).
> Thanks.
> --
> Jefferson K. Davis
> Technology and Information Systems Manager
> Standard School District
> 1200 North Chester Ave
> Bakersfield, CA  93308
> 661-392-2110 ext 120

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