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Old 02-10-2013, 03:25 PM   #1
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Summarizer project


Dear all,

Earlier I had a plan to learn web development to implement a webpage that would help send our shift summaries daily for all team members (emails template)

Did anyone tried any open source or something close to this idea ?

Appreciate your attention.
 
Old 02-11-2013, 01:08 PM   #2
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Any thoughts please?
 
Old 02-11-2013, 02:03 PM   #3
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Any thoughts please?
Don't bump your own thread...all you succeeded in doing is removing it from the zero-reply list, making it LESS VISIBLE and LESS LIKELY to be answered.

And your question is not clear...you want to learn web development, to send emails?? Why? And without knowing where the originating data is coming from, what version/distro of Linux you're using, and any other details, what do you expect people to be able to tell you? You can very easily write a shell script to pull data from a database and email it out, you can use perl, ruby, or php do to it also. You can feed it a document, or search/replace an existing template. There are also MANY mailing-list managers you can use/find...but again, you don't provide details.
 
Old 02-11-2013, 02:21 PM   #4
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Why would you have the website mail out this information? Put the information on the website so that the team members can just load it and see it.
 
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Just to read some important points before the next shift.
 
Old 02-11-2013, 04:10 PM   #6
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Just to read some important points before the next shift.
Ok, so my original questions stand:
  • Why learn web programming to send emails?
  • Where is the originating data coming from?
  • Version/distro of Linux?
Again, simple scripts can do this, with no need for any sort of web interface. And as dugan pointed out...if you've got a webpage, leave the info on it for folks to check. If they're checking an email anyway, that says they already have access to a computer/device to access it, so pulling up a webpage isn't going to be tough.
 
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Thanks very much for your reply. Let me describe what I really looking for in the below points:

1. Better than writing an email with all that happened in the shift throughout the day, to make a template and everyone put his points, and it can be automatically sent over to the whole team @ 12 GMT for example.

2. I don't want to spend time to study php or perl to do this job, so I'm looking for open source to deploy on CentOS server.

3. Bash scripts would help I know, but it's better to make it @ web interface to everyone can edit/add his points.

Hope it's now clear!

Appreciate your time
 
Old 02-12-2013, 08:52 AM   #8
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Thanks very much for your reply. Let me describe what I really looking for in the below points:
  1. Better than writing an email with all that happened in the shift throughout the day, to make a template and everyone put his points, and it can be automatically sent over to the whole team @ 12 GMT for example.
  2. I don't want to spend time to study php or perl to do this job, so I'm looking for open source to deploy on CentOS server.
  3. Bash scripts would help I know, but it's better to make it @ web interface to everyone can edit/add his points.
Hope it's now clear!
Based on what you posted, it's overkill for what you're looking for. Point by point:
  1. If people just send an email to a specific address, you can EASILY have a small bash script forward all those messages to a distribution list, giving you all the details, without people having to log into a website, enter stuff, save it, and have another program pull it all out to send it along.
  2. If you don't want to spend any time learning things you don't already know, then stop now. There is NEVER going to be an open-source solution that does EXACTLY what you want to do, EXACTLY the way you want to do it, without modifying it. There aren't going to be any pay-for applications like that either.
  3. Again, what you're saying is that all your people have access to a web capable device...which says they also have access to email. Think about this for a second. If they're using smartphones, you're wanting them to log into a web page on a tiny screen, log in, and enter stuff into a web form...so you can send an email?? Why not use the built-in email client (which will most CERTAINLY be easier to use), to send an email to a specific address? If they have access to a computer, email is still easier to send than navigating through a web interface, and won't be dependent on any browser settings, firewalls, proxy servers, etc.
Again, a very simple script could be EASILY written to grab the contents of that users maildir file, and forward it to a distribution list. That's all you need. If you want to use an existing system, then you need to be prepared to look for a good while for something that even remotely does what you want, then spend time with PHP/Javascript/perl/ruby/whatever-its-written-in, to modify it to do what you want. Or spend a few minutes writing a simple bash script, and putting it in CRON. Your choice.
 
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