Good morning everyone. Today we’ll discuss a cool open source cross-platform school management software called Fedena and will learn to install it on Windows7. Fedena enables you to centralize all the activities related to a school like admission,attendance,time-table,finance,hostel,library,human resource and examination system. Using this you can create a better and organized way to maintain and monitor all the aspects of managing a school.

So let’s start the installation process of Fedena on Windows7 machine.

  • It’s based on Ruby on Rails, so you’ll have to install ruby on your system which you can download from here.
  • Click on Start Command Prompt with Ruby and issue gem install bundler –remote command.
  • Issue gem install win32-open3 command.
  • Install MySQL. You can get the required MySQL package from this link.
  • Copy C:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.0\bin\libmySQL to C:\Ruby187\bin and restart the MySQL service.
  • Download Fedena from this link and extract it. I have extracted it to C drive. Now you’ll get a directory called release.
  • Issue cd c:\release command to go to the Fedena source directory.
  • Issue bundle install –local command.
  • Open C:\release\config\database and under the development line, just update your MySQL username and password.
  • Issue  bundle exec rake db:create command to create the database.
  • Issue command bundle exec rake db:migrate to populate the database with data.
  • Issue bundle exec mongrel_rails start command to start the mongrel server.
  • Open your browser and go to 127.0.0.1:3000. Here you will see the login screen of Fedena.

Fedena school management software on Windows7

Now you can login with the username admin and password admin123 to explore Fedena. If you don’t want to go through this hectic process, then it’s not a problem at all as you can explore Fedena at http://projectfedena.org/demo. So explore this cool tool and have fun with it.

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