[ic] Point of Sale

Frank Reitzenstein frank at goldissue.com
Fri Sep 29 06:39:55 EDT 2006

smartin wrote:
> Frank Reitzenstein wrote:
>> Hello,
>> Does anyone have any pointers regarding open source point of sale
>> software?
>> I have a real gripe with expensive software at the moment. I lost a
>> hard drive, and xp setup couldn't read the data - or more to the
>> point told me that access was denied. When the disk was mounted under
>> windows the directory listing was like:
>> ...
>> .cpan
>> Finally using the ntfs kernel and linux I retrieved almost everything.
>> Deeeeeeeeeeehr.
>> Next I needed to design a cover for my next book, and after trying
>> every adobe product in frustration I now do a great job exporting
>> openoffice layout to pdf with millimetre accuracy.
>> I just met a potential customer but he is having trouble getting
>> point of sale set up for a reasonable price (he's a programmer too
>> with a Health Food Store).
>> I don't really want to learn php or java at this stage, because I am
>> DOING ecommerce at the moment rather than inventing the wheel again
>> and again.
>> Is there any open source software which will cover a merchant's needs
>> for point of sale using the skills required to run  a server and
>> Interchange (ie perl and unix or dos and mysql) ?
>> Regards,
>> Frank Reitzenstein.
> have you looked at sql-ledger?
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Yes I just had a look, and so far it looks like exactly what I asked for
(except I actually know nothing about it so I'll have to make numerous
queries and read the docs). It runs in Perl on Windoze. Perfect.



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