Topic: Recorder6 successor system – update on progress
Greetings Recorder6 users,
I know there’s a lot of interest in what the future holds for Recorder6, so here’s a quick update on where we’ve got to.
The Recorder6 Steering Group, using some of the funding from Recorder6 licence fee payments, has commissioned John van Breda (Biodiverse IT) to undertake a Feasibility Project, focused on development of a parallel / successor system to Recorder6. You can see the brief for the Feasibility Project here: https://nbn.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2 … roject.pdf
Recorder6 Steering Group member Andy Foy, of Greenspace Information for Greater London, led on developing the brief for this work in collaboration with the Steering Group. (Thanks Andy and GiGL for the considerable time and thought that went into it!)
We’d be very interested to hear from Recorder6 users on the subject of developing a Recorder6 parallel / successor system. So do please read the brief and feel free to share thoughts, comments or relevant experience below.
John has already started reviewing potentially suitable programming languages and platforms. Most recently he’s been looking at Python as a language, with the Django framework, which looks promising. Is there anyone within our community who has experience with this, who might care to comment on Python’s suitability for this kind of project?
We’ll have to come up with a snappier name than “Recorder6 parallel / successor system” at some point, but still keeping our options open at this stage… (ideas welcome!)
If you’ve got any questions about the Feasibility Study, feel free to ask them here and we’ll do our best to respond.
On behalf of the Recorder 6 Steering Group
Sussex Biodiversity Record Centre | Manager
Recorder 6 Steering Group | Chair