Network/multi-user program

Monte Milanuk memilanuk at
Mon Jul 21 20:16:49 CEST 2014

On 2014-07-21, Chris Angelico <rosuav at> wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 22, 2014 at 2:07 AM, Monte Milanuk <memilanuk at> wrote:
>> So I guess I'm asking for advice or simplified examples of how to
>> go about connecting a client desktop app to a parent/master desktop app,
>> so I can get some idea of how big of a task I'm looking at here, and
>> whether that would be more or less difficult than trying to do the
>> equivalent job using a web framework.
> Easier way: Don't have a "master desktop app", but instead have a
> master database. Since you're posting this to python-list, I'll assume
> you currently intend writing this in Python; you can make a really
> simple transition from single-user-single-desktop to a networked
> system, although of course you'll want to think in terms of multiple
> users from the start.

So... if everybody is using the same application to access the same
database, how would you prevent say, a data entry user from accidentally
breaking something above their pay-grade?  Set up some sort of
role-based privilege system to limit them to write access for some
portions and read-only for others?



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