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Stuff with the Perl Foundation. A couple of patches in the Perl core. A few CPAN modules. That about sums it up.

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Friday June 07, 2002
02:44 PM

Countdown - 23 days

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One of our clients has been screwed and not by us. It seems the the vendor of their POS (point-of-sale) system has just presented them with a bill for five years of use on the system -- no, I don't know the details.

The client won't pay and the POS system will be shut off at the end of the month. We've agreed (perhaps foolishly?) to help. We have until June 30st to get a POS system running and installed. They are located in another state and this thing has to work. That's 23 days to get this thing working, or 17 days if you discount the weekends. Wish us luck!

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  • Just misunderstand the intended meaning of POS [acronymsearch.com], and you should have no problem.
  • L'anePOS is a point-of-sale (cash register) and backoffice program for retail businesses and restaurants written in Perl on Linux/Unix. It uses PostgreSQL for backend storage.
    http://l-ane.sourceforge.net [sourceforge.net]

    I remembered seeing it on freshmeat [freshmeat.net] and thinking... a POS in perl, cool :)

    • FYI: L'Ane is the base the we're building from. It doesn't have all of the features that we need and the code needs some cleanup, but it's a great start. The author of the code welcomes our changes and I suspect that we'll have a lot of refactoring (and a complete test suite) done soon.