On Wed, 18 May 2005, Gavin McCullagh wrote:
>> does anyone know of any good open source library systems? I'm currently
> looking at Koha which is functional but well, my first impressions (and it
> may just be that I haven't delved deeply enough) are a bit on the mediocre
I've been digging into koha as well, and www.kohadocs.org is your friend.
My impression is that Koha is going through a few mid-life crises at
the moment. It's been around for a couple of major releases, it's being
expanded and ported in various ways, and the original design is not
looking very shiny at this point.
(It's also written in Perl, and I think the LD50 for Perl is a lot less
than koha's ~250K SLOC)
On the other hand, it's up and running at a couple of dozen sites around
the world, and has quite a few people working on it, including a definite
> I'd like to see what else is around. Is anyone using Koha, or something
> else? Preferably web based but I'm open minded.
It's written in PHP, but seems to be much earlier on the curve than Koha,
and appears to be a one-or-two-person operation at the moment.
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