[OpenSpending] openspending.at - how to display data tables?

Tryggvi Björgvinsson tryggvi.bjorgvinsson at okfn.org
Mon Mar 4 10:26:38 UTC 2013


Vitor's reply explained how things are usually done (which I think is a
pretty good approach - let openspending.org manage the analytical part
and create site that don't require as much processing power).

However, you might have thought long and carefully about installing your
own version at offenerhaushalt.at and decided it would be best for you.
If that's the case, the following is really interesting to me:

On Thu 28.feb 2013 12:56, Krabina Bernhard wrote:
> Furthermore we want to fund some development on the software. Parts of it will be usable on the internatonal site as well (e. g. Visualisation/Tables per capita). Other parts will make no sense in an international platform: e. g. we calculate indicators based on the municipal budgets. And budgeting in Austria is quite different from other countries (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Single-entry_bookkeeping_system )

In my opinion we should collaborate closely when you start your
development, especially on the bits that are usable on the international
site. I'm also not certain that the parts you think make no sense for
the international platform are that irrelevant. I think it would come
down to how things are implemented.

I would recommend we try as hard as we can to incorporate things into
the (international) openspending platform. This is a rather big piece of
software and creating new development branches (forking the code)
usually create more problems than they solve (for example, applying
security fixes to one might be difficult for the other). With open
source software forking is usually one of the last things developers
want to do (because of the problems it brings).

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