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The primary purpose of the Redvant moniker is to name the separation of some product lines from their domain space aspects. Products developed under its rubric can be compiled for operation strictly on the basis of the FOSS or COTS software upon which they are based without any integration with DS though in some cases this can gut the app if presentation of as DS feature was it's original purpose. A non-DS application can then supply a new purpose. tl;dr</ab> and other apps sold on stores may thus have core function repurposed to such new apps without committing to DS ops.

However this separation is only in evidence at the time of such non DS development activity, Redvant exposition is largely or entirely in terms of its use in domain space.


Redvant , or 'dcms<' (dcms-bra), is a collective term for software including react and servant within a DCP context and packaged as a reusable resource demonstrated in various applications such as the tl:dr and by the KEE.

"red" could be

react, redis, light in the ~700 nm range, a proper name as in red5, the parfume, riding hood, Malcom X, Simply, etc..

and "vant" is just from haskell-servant.

Use of Apache ISIS or other fat DDD pkg is intended later in our overall DDD product line engineering (as 'redvantis'). Some enterprise users may prefer the java basing of ISIS or an ERP core and this is anticipated for later development.


At this time, this § is the sole exposition besides the code of any forks of constituent 3rd party packages in my public github or my original ones in my private git repo.

For pragmatic reasons, it is accounting oriented and doesn't address the full actual scope of use as implied by § 2.2 below, which could be confusing.

Later, there will coverage in the Docs DCMS volume.


Redvant carries our use of react and related node based stuff generally but here is discussed for the core purpose of transacting and accounting in domain space systems and apps. The transctional UI is actually django templating which could also be confusing.

As such it is deeply integrated with DCMS, DCP, etc. but these interfaces shall not be required in the product and its operation without them is a design requirement.

Design by Doing

The model use cases are the Web KEE SPA and the Ft doorbell, as well as GT2 2.1 and later and the tl:dr product line, in sofar as their front and middle are concerned.




Design Principles

Abstraction and Unity

  1. Ledgers are abstract entities realized differently in different packages but from the perspective of a single accounting ontology.
  2. Unless qualified, 'ledger' means double entry accounting ledger, a fundamental concept conserved across all ledger implementations, the basis of their unification.

Security and Transparency

This is a requirement that requires a balancing of interests as transparency can conflict with security. Users. i.e. individuals and groups (including firms) may opt for near complete opacity of their accounts which has been the general norm. The System, domain space, however is required to have open books and line items against its books are why it's not complete opacity.

Back End Packages

The pkgs that provide the functional detail in different use cases generally repeat and duplicate functions. By virtue of § however, and system ops that implement it, they all operate against common ledgers. When function is duplicated, there is generally only one package that is contextually supported. For example, SQL/SMB has transaction interfaces but these are not used as django-oscar is selected for that and SQL/SMB is used as a back office system only.


The users personal ledger. It may be convenient for the group administrators personal ledger to be used as the group ledger and this is the assumed default. hledger-web is not duplicated, nonetheless because of its accounting function and system integration, it is deemed a part of 'redvant'.


Basis of the System Journal, how the system views all ledgers. AKA ledger-cli, ledger c++, the original that was ported to hledger.

SQL-Ledger / LedgerSMB

The enterprise Chart of Accounts (COA), typical of an ERP pkgs ledger. Individuals don't normally view this package and its interface is mod perl based. Every O class user has its own COA. The System COA is visible to all AKPERSONs.



The same boat small form factor common reusable base with ...

  1. DS SSO, messaging, and DCMS API setup for product families.
  2. Videotelephony, defaults to Jitsi.