[plug] OT - ATO Portal under Linux (including ECI)
caston at arach.net.au
Sat Apr 24 17:27:06 WST 2004
On Fri, 2004-04-23 at 19:41, Munky wrote:
> This is the ATO.
> I don't know your arrangements, but they kinda have some spare cash to pay your rates.
Well I guess if they don't require any funding for Linux support this
year they won't be given any next year either.
> Russ Powers wrote:
> > --- Onno Benschop <onno at itmaze.com.au> wrote:
> >>BAS on-line. (And then all I need to do is migrate away from MYOB and
> >>I'm MS-free :-)
> > I finally got myob working under wine.
> >>So, while I'm waiting for an email from the ATO, I figured I'd ask if
> >>you were in a position to assist - eg. you had an ECI certificate, you
> >>used Linux, you could install stuff and you would be interested in
> >>assisting to figure out how to make this work.
> > I don't have an ECI certificate and I'm not a java programmer but I have a
> > business and use linux and would like to be able to lodge my BAS over the
> > net. So I'll help if I can.
> >>It is my intention to reply to the ATO message with a copy of the email
> >>I sent them already (they keep forwarding it to each-other without the
> >>attachments) showing my progress to date - with screen-shots,
> >>installer-logs, JavaVM logs, etc.
> >>I'd like to include the names of a few of you who'd be happy to assist
> >>in getting this to actually work.
> >>Now I'm not guessing that we'd get paid, nor that we'd get anything more
> >>than a thanks from the ATO (if that), but I'm banking that with our help
> >>we have a good chance of being able to lodge our BAS on-line from our
> >>Linux Desktop all the sooner.
> >>I've already offered to write a HowTo when this actually happens.
> >>So is there any interest - that is, have you read to here, did you get
> >>what I'm proposing, are you willing and able to help?
> >>PS. I know that we could start a debate about the benefits of their
> >>method of implementation - Java vs. Web-site etc. but while I may agree
> >>with you that there are other (simpler - more compatible) ways to lodge
> >>your BAS, this is not the purpose of my endeavour. I figure that this is
> >>already in place, we can improve it incrementally and perhaps there are
> >>reasons for their method that I don't know about.
> >>Onno Benschop
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