ipac has a new home page location because the old server is down. The new url is http://www.daneben.de/ipac.html. There is also some new comments about ipac developmet or should i better say, stagnation.
The first development / beta release of ipac 2, version number 1.90, has been released. There are still some things to do (see file TODO), but it already somewhat works. The major change is the introduction of "storage backends" to allow easy development of modules to store the accounting data into databases and one new storage backend, gdbm, which is much faster and disk space saving than the old one.... read more
Currently, there is a next major version of ipac, 2, under development. ipac 2 will have a general "storage backend API" interface. Storage backends can be "plugged in" at build time. They have to provide certain functionality like opening their database, storing records, deleting records or listing timestamps. ipac 2 will come with two standard storage backends: The old "plain file" backend which is the one used in ipac 1.x, and a new "gdbm" backend which uses gdbm files to store data and which is much faster than the plain file
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ipac is now hosted on Sourceforge on a trial basis. We hope that Sourceforge's services will help the development of ipac. At the moment, we will use the support manager, the patch manager and the bug tracking system, but we leave everything that alreaady exists at the old place, that is, the mailing list, the home page and the (private) cvs repository. After getting used to Sourceforge we plan to move some of these here, too. Thanks to the Sourceforge team for their services!