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Lasso Apps Needed

Gordon Nord
Here are two apps (lasso 8 or lasso 9) I am in need of now. Will pay.

(1) Need a list server just like LassoTalk for 5 different scientific societies. Currently we are running Letterrip on a 8550 since 1999. Even though it does the job it doesn't have an archive.

(2) Forum for "Ask a Scientist". Currently we are running "Dr. B's Virtual Message Board". Also since 1999.

These programs need to be replaced and why not by Lasso. I think these would be popular apps and would advertise Lasso.  

Also I need them and if not by lasso then by PHP and Communigate Pro. Yuck.

Any takers?

Gordon

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Re: Lasso Apps Needed

stevepiercy
To write what you want, assuming it does not yet exist in Lasso,
would be an enormous undertaking of hundreds of hours of labor.  
Given that things like this already exist for "free", client
expectations are usually aligned with a like budget.  Now if the
client will fund several hundred hours of labor at market rate,
then you might get a nibble.

That said:
(1)  I use mailman.  Written in python, rock solid, has
archiving, this list uses it now.
http://www.list.org/

Alternatively, I use Dada Mail for lists of about a couple
hundred subscribers with low traffic.  This is easier to install
and configure than mailman, and has more features.  I don't know
how well Dada Mail stands up to high and heavy load.  You can
have someone install it for $100 and call it a day.
http://dadamailproject.com/

(2)  I like Simple Machines Forum because it has built-in event
and calendars.  It's relatively secure, has excellent support,
is easy to customize.
http://www.simplemachines.org/

I have had very bad experiences with phpBB security, and will
never use it again.  In addition support is very difficult to
find for it.

Alternatively, use an embeddable forum, like Nabble.

--steve


On 9/5/11 at 8:18 AM, [hidden email] (Gordon Nord) pronounced:

>Here are two apps (lasso 8 or lasso 9) I am in need of now. Will pay.
>
>(1) Need a list server just like LassoTalk for 5 different
>scientific societies. Currently we are running Letterrip on a
>8550 since 1999. Even though it does the job it doesn't have an archive.
>
>(2) Forum for "Ask a Scientist". Currently we are running "Dr.
>B's Virtual Message Board". Also since 1999.
>
>These programs need to be replaced and why not by Lasso. I
>think these would be popular apps and would advertise Lasso.
>Also I need them and if not by lasso then by PHP and Communigate Pro. Yuck.
>
>Any takers?
>
>Gordon
>
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Re: Lasso Apps Needed

bfr00
Looks like very helpful information.

Perhaps you could make an additional comment on Simple Machines being "relatively secure"?

Bruce Robertson

On Sep 5, 2011, at 11:52 AM, Steve Piercy - Web Site Builder wrote:

> To write what you want, assuming it does not yet exist in Lasso, would be an enormous undertaking of hundreds of hours of labor.  Given that things like this already exist for "free", client expectations are usually aligned with a like budget.  Now if the client will fund several hundred hours of labor at market rate, then you might get a nibble.
>
> That said:
> (1)  I use mailman.  Written in python, rock solid, has archiving, this list uses it now.
> http://www.list.org/
>
> Alternatively, I use Dada Mail for lists of about a couple hundred subscribers with low traffic.  This is easier to install and configure than mailman, and has more features.  I don't know how well Dada Mail stands up to high and heavy load.  You can have someone install it for $100 and call it a day.
> http://dadamailproject.com/
>
> (2)  I like Simple Machines Forum because it has built-in event and calendars.  It's relatively secure, has excellent support, is easy to customize.
> http://www.simplemachines.org/
>
> I have had very bad experiences with phpBB security, and will never use it again.  In addition support is very difficult to find for it.
>
> Alternatively, use an embeddable forum, like Nabble.
>
> --steve

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stevepiercy
No application is guaranteed to be 100% secure.  A good
foundation in the code is essential.  The ability to report
issues, get a quick response and effectively resolve issues is
essential, too.  Finally documentation of security practices and
their implementation is essential to understanding the
application security.  I'll let SMF speak for itself in this regard:

http://www.simplemachines.org/about/smf/features.php
http://www.simplemachines.org/about/smf/security.php
http://dev.simplemachines.org/mantis/my_view_page.php
http://wiki.simplemachines.org/smf/Understanding_SMF_Security

--steve


On 9/5/11 at 1:39 PM, [hidden email] (Bruce Robertson) pronounced:

>Looks like very helpful information.
>
>Perhaps you could make an additional comment on Simple Machines
>being "relatively secure"?
>
>Bruce Robertson
>
>On Sep 5, 2011, at 11:52 AM, Steve Piercy - Web Site Builder wrote:
>
>>To write what you want, assuming it does not yet exist in Lasso, would be an
>enormous undertaking of hundreds of hours of labor.  Given that
>things like this already exist for "free", client expectations
>are usually aligned with a like budget.  Now if the client will
>fund several hundred hours of labor at market rate, then you
>might get a nibble.
>>
>>That said:
>>(1)  I use mailman.  Written in python, rock solid, has archiving, this list uses
>it now.
>>http://www.list.org/
>>
>>Alternatively, I use Dada Mail for lists of about a couple hundred subscribers with
>low traffic.  This is easier to install and configure than
>mailman, and has more features.  I don't know how well Dada
>Mail stands up to high and heavy load.  You can have someone
>install it for $100 and call it a day.
>>http://dadamailproject.com/
>>
>>(2)  I like Simple Machines Forum because it has built-in event and calendars.
>It's relatively secure, has excellent support, is easy to customize.
>>http://www.simplemachines.org/
>>
>>I have had very bad experiences with phpBB security, and will never use it again.
>In addition support is very difficult to find for it.
>>
>>Alternatively, use an embeddable forum, like Nabble.
>>
>>--steve
>
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