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Re: Socket Programming and Data transer 'advice'

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On Mon, Nov 17, 2008 at 10:42 AM, Abah Joseph <jo******@gmail.comwrote:
I am planning to develop School Database Management System that will run on
Windows, Linux and Mac. The application will be Server/Client and GUI based.
Have you considered basing this off existing software for schools,
like one of the programs listed on ?
Modules I intende to use are: Python socket module, wxPython for GUI, Open
GL for image processing , email and so on.

This is my first real python project and I really want to test myself with
this application.
Sounds like one hell of a project. Are you sure you aren't
encountering the Second System Effect
( despite this being
only your first project?
Some planned features is:-

Manage Client connections
Handling Student/User registration
Handling backup
will also act as IM server (that will allow users to chat sometime)
Jabber a.k.a. XMPP ( would
probably be a good option for IM.
Connect to sever
Act as IM client
Retrieve data from server.

I will not be able to list all features.

My Question is:

What is the best database to use? (Flat file, cPickle, MySql, Sqlite,XML
MySQL or Sqlite, probably the former. The other ones you list aren't
really databases per se.
Security to make sure data is safe
Use some kind of encryption; I'd recommend using KeyCzar -
How are binary data transferred from location x to y?, and during the
transferring what should happen if not fully transferred and assume power
goes off. Start all over again or continue?

What is the secret behind transparent file transfer like the one in Yahoo IM
(I can see what i`m transferring to you, u as well).
Don't really know what you mean by this.
Audio streaming.
IceCast might be a good starting point -
My intension here is to know what to do or read more and not asking you to
write code for me

Just your advice.
Good luck. Sounds like an ambitious project. Hope the pointers I gave help.

Follow the path of the Iguana...

Nov 17 '08 #1
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