OT: Open Source Asset Tracking

Off Topic: Does anyone know of an open source fixed asset tracking software.

Thanks,

Thomas F. Blich
UNIX Systems Administrator
EasyLink Services Corporation
(V) 973-331-4646
(F) 973-461-4391
http://www.easylink.com

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You know I was just looking into this the other day.

There seem to be about 3000 nascent projects on source forge, all
implemented in PHP, with a status of Alpha or less.

There are some usable PHP solutions, but IRM seemed most interesting.
http://irm.schoenefeld.org/index.phtml

Since I’m not wild about platform proliferation, I restricted my search to
Perl implementations. Tech Tracker seems to be about the only thing going.
http://www.tt.isnmg.com/

TT uses a perl library called ONETABLE to do most of its DB interaction.
This started me thinking. What could be abstracted from RT to create a
basic app server, that RT is hosted on. RT does a lot of what an appserver
needs to do user management, session tracking, database abstraction. Of
course I’m probably about a thousand years away from actually being able
(time and ability-wise) to design and implement something like this. So I’m
just dreaming.

Let me know if you find something else that’s good.-----Original Message-----
From: Thomas F. Blich [mailto:tblich@easylink.com]
Sent: Wednesday, May 22, 2002 8:40 AM
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Subject: [rt-users] OT: Open Source Asset Tracking

Off Topic: Does anyone know of an open source fixed asset tracking software.

Thanks,

Thomas F. Blich
UNIX Systems Administrator
EasyLink Services Corporation
(V) 973-331-4646
(F) 973-461-4391

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Have you read the FAQ? The RT FAQ Manager lives at http://fsck.com/rtfm

This started me thinking. What could be abstracted from RT to create a
basic app server, that RT is hosted on. RT does a lot of what an appserver
needs to do user management, session tracking, database abstraction. Of
course I’m probably about a thousand years away from actually being able
(time and ability-wise) to design and implement something like this. So I’m
just dreaming.

Yes. I’ve put some energy in along this front. The ticketing system won’t
be abstracted from the session managment and database managment in the
next release, nor in the release after that, but that does capture the
direction that a lot of this is heading in. I started doing the initial
work for something like that when I built the first prototypes of RT/FM,
RT’s companion documentation manager. The RT app toolkit isn’t there yet,
but it is something I have my eye on.

Best,
Jesse

PS An seet tracking tightly integrated into RT is definitely something
that I’d be thrilled to make happen. If anyone has budget earmarked
for such a thing, they should definitely ping me off-list or, better yet,
send some mail to sales@bestpractical.com

Let me know if you find something else that’s good.

http://www.bestpractical.com/products/rt – Trouble Ticketing. Free.