Updated on: September 24, 2004
Zalongwa is a computer program developed by Lungo, J. H. Zalongwa Software is intended to perform several tasks in order to assist the Students Accommodation Bureau (USAB) of the University of Dar es Salaam in Room allocation. This software reduces the complications of producing and generating University Admission Nominal Roll, Printing Student Identity Cards, Room Application and Room Allocation Reports, Rent payments and General reports of Room facilities and status.
Technically speaking, Zalongwa was developed in the context of Client/Server Model. That means, it was developed with the assumption that a dedicated Computer Server will be predetermined and Zalongwa database will be installed. All client PCs will also be installed by Zalongwa application, which will be pointing to the server. This project is very suitable to the University of Dar es Salaam where there is a reliable network (LAN) and powerful computers, which can work with high performance in a Network environment.
Although this software is developed for the University of Dar es Salaam, research is still going on in order to make it become wider in use. Zalongwa can be used in many other institutions with similar data transfer systems.
The software is distributed free of charge by download from the developer's website in Oslo, Norway. The open source code also provides free redistribution and ability to rework the source code.
You are most welcome to send your comments to the Authors, through the following address << email@example.com >>
In the process of producing this Software, I am indebted to a number of people. Many people have contributed their expertise, talents and time in different ways in the development of Zalongwa. Few of them deserve special attention, recognition and acknowledgement.
First of all, I want to thank the staff and contributors who were brought together by the Programme Management Unit and Income Generation Unit of the University of Dar es Salaam.
My special gratitude goes also to my colleague and co-workers at the Department of Computer Science, of the University of Dar es Salaam. Here I am thinking of Mr. Seif Hilal, Mama Mahenge and Mr. Ntelya Bernard. They deserve my special gratitude for their patience and availability whenever I needed them.
Last but not least, I thank my wife Tatu, for her moral support, encouragement and understanding. She kept long hours with me during the process of bringing up this software.
I thank you all.
LUNGO, JUMA HEMED