Forum OpenACS Development: Re: Is it time for NaviServ Again?

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Posted by Gustaf Neumann on
Well,

concerning "no porting is needed": well, naviserver 4.99.1 did not work out of the box with openacs due to interface changes between aolserver and naviserver. See for a summary, what was necessary for getting naviserver 4.99.1 to work with openacs:
http://openacs.org/forums/message-view?message_id=351115
see for example these two changes.
http://cvs.openacs.org/cvs/openacs-4/packages/acs-tcl/tcl/request-processor-procs.tcl?r1=1.82.2.3&r2=1.82.2.4
http://cvs.openacs.org/cvs/openacs-4/packages/acs-tcl/tcl/utilities-procs.tcl?r1=1.83.2.4&r2=1.83.2.5
Also openacs-4.5 required a few changes in openacs when it came out.

With the various head versions of naviserver, i had in the past problems with the loading semantics, ns_cache and encodings. All of these problems are fixable to work with minimal invasive changes with openacs, but i don't expect the naviserver head version to work out of the box right now.

Concerning seriousness: i have no doubts about seriousness of the naviserver team, naviserver is here to stay.

Vlad, is there a reason that the nice documentation is your site and not on the naviserver sourceforge site?

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Posted by Vlad Seryakov on
SF CVS and wiki is sooo slowww i could not stand it anymore an d put a copy of files into my personal web site. Plus, i am running naviserver, so using PHP wiki to promote naviserver/Tcl is not the best option in my opinion.

We've decided to minimize maintenance efforts still to use SF and CVS but i am personally do like it but this is in no way some kind of fork or anything pulling from the project, just faster access.