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Posted 26 Sep 2005

Race to Linux - Race 2: Time Tracker Starter Kit

, 26 Sep 2005
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Time Tracker Starter Kit port to Linux using Mono and FireBird


Here is my port to Linux of the Time Tracker Starter Kit using Mono and FireBird. I've very little writing skills using my own language (spanish) so be tolerant and forgive my very bad english.

I've used this project to learn more about Mono and FireBird database. Using Mono was fairly easy and besides some exceptions I didn't touch the original files.

The real challenge was porting the database access layer. I've a lot of experience in Sql Server and found FireBird really powerfull, the database porting only took me a couple of days since FireBird is veryeasy to learn if you have a good MS Sql background. FlameRobin was very usefull to administer the database and execute testing scripts.

I know I might be out of race since I didn't code the MS Sql Server database access layer, but my first goal was to learn Mono and FireBird, and my second goal was the competition so don't ask for the Sql Server files :-)


Linux I've Fedora Core 1 but any "Mono enabled" distribution should work fine
Mono I've Mono 1.1.8
FireBird Database I've FireBird 1.5 installed in Super Server mode
FlameRobin Database administration tool for Firebird DBMS

Runninig Instructions

  1. Unpack the zip file in a folder, this folder will be the application's root folder.
  2. Mount the database backup (TimeTracker.bkp) available int the zip file. You can use FlameRobin to make this step straigthforward.
  3. Edit the web.config file and change the database connection string.
  4. Execute xsp to run the application. To do this cd to the application's root folder and run $MonoPath/xsp
  5. Point your browser to localhost:8080 login as user password 0 and enjoy it!


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Questionis this project still active ? Pin
hesiodsoftware13-Jul-09 11:56
memberhesiodsoftware13-Jul-09 11:56 
I was wondering if this time tracker project still active or is it abondend ?

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