[ILUG-BOM] FYJC admission only through IE (Democracy on question mark?)]

jtd jtd at mtnl.net.in
Sun Jun 28 15:06:40 IST 2009


On Sunday 28 June 2009, jitendra wrote:
> Last year, 2008, the fyjc admission was made online using FOSS.
> The software is available for any one for asking.
> I was the architect on behalf of the government.
> I was instrumental in turning the decision of autorites from not going in
> for online to going in for online this year.
> That is when my contribution ended.
>
> Last year we used the latest MySQL (5.0) when our engineers had not enough
> experience( was that a sensible decision ? I feel yes as it was essentially
> a pilot) . It took two days to locate MySQL expert who was familiar with
> settings ( Courtesy Dainik Bhaskar) and the dying server revived in 10
> minutes.

Afaik MySQL has poor write capability under heavy load. Postgres would be a 
better alternative.  However without adequate infrastructure (HA, LB, DR etc) 
such projects should never be attempted. The typical govt tendency to cut 
corners only brings a bad name to FOSS and the developer.



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Rgds
JTD


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