[Linux4christians] OT: A little help or advice
evangelinux at thefreelyproject.org
Wed Jun 1 11:43:34 EDT 2005
On Tue, 31 May 2005 11:11:57 -0400
Chuck Vohs <fuzzie at vohslaw.com> wrote:
> First, let me apologize...this is off topic for now...someday, I hope we
> are using Linux for this solution, but we aren't there yet.
> Our church, carlislegrace.org, is moving from a moveable cart system,
> using a laptop and one projector and powerpoint, to a 2 ceiling mounted
> projector system, new computer, switcher, dvd/vcr, cameras system, using
> Sunday Plus, http://www.sundayplus.com/, a windows-based program, hence
> the off-topic notation. This software is not working well with it's
> PowerPoint viewer. My research leads me to the conclusion that everyone
> is having problems with this feature.
> We want to move in the direction of a song database (simple text) and a
> program that calls that database and formats the simple text according
> to whatever format rules we are currently using, so folks don't have to
> keep reformatting every song when we change programs or formats, and
> folks don't need to keep wasting time proofreading that which would
> already be done. We aren't there with Sunday Plus. There is no way to
> sugar coat that.
> What other solutions are out there for this? Open source would be
> great, but we need to crawl before we walk.
> I value the insight I have seen from this group...and I know you are
> focused on linux. This issue is real for most churches, and if we are
> to move in an open source direction, we need to have this issue resolved
> too. If our church can't do it in windows, we'll never get them to linux.
> Please understand,
If you don't object to Java-based implementations, Asaph is a song database,
& PyAsaph makes Asaph a lyrics projection app. Another lyrics package is
OpenSong, which is Windows-based, but I've got a screenshot of it running on
Xandros Desktop in PitP 2.0.
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