Day: January 26, 2007

Oh no, Beta!

That’s right, the long awaited first beta of my little finance app is finally done and available.

More after the cut.

Alrighty, here’s a link to the file:
PHPpIMP.tar

Installation is pretty simple; download, copy to /var/www(on my system at least), untar into a useful directory.
Prereqs:
MySql(latest is always best, but I think I’m using 5)
apache
php(again, think it’s 5)
mysql thingies for php
MYSQL database already created, no tables, and a user that has full access to the tables(I’ve been using the root default)

Edit dbconfig.php with the info you’ll be using for the database.
Once all that is done, run the dbconfig.php in your browser.
No, it doesn’t give feedback, so if you see nothing, then it’s all good.

Then launch main.html and start using!

Since this is the first beta, there are a few things it doesn’t do:
1. Deleting transactions (although it looks like you can, future function)
2. Edit recurring transactions, but you can delete them
3. any kind of reporting

It has some basic error handling. Recurring transactions have to be set in the future.

With transactions, if they’re debits, make sure the amount is negative. This goes for recurring as well.

Can’t think of anything else right now.

Try it out(or not, I’m not the boss of you) and let me know what you think.