Forum OpenACS Development: Re: xowiki 0.37 on OpenACS 5.1.5 woes

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Posted by Gustaf Neumann on
Is there any reason, why you are trying xowiki 0.37? Xowiki is now at 0.50. It is kind of hard to fix a version were many things have changed in the meantime. Have you tried the recent versions of xowiki/xotcl-core from cvs head? In Nov, i made a version of xowiki that could load at that time into 5.1.*. These changes are in the CVS head version. With that, you get at least the basic functionality of xowiki working. Not sure, whether e.g. notification / search / syndication works the same way in 5.1.
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Posted by Gustaf Neumann on
Just to followup my last note.

With OpenACS 5.1.* you are asking for trouble on the long range. OpenACS 5.2 did some significant changes on the datamodel (on acs_objects), OpenACS 5.3 was putting emphasis on code quality (acs-core). Alone between the release of 5.2.3 (the version running on openacs.org) and 5.3.0 there were over 350 changes (mostly fixes) for acs-core. We moved our main platform of the university from 5.1 to 5.2 and recently to 5.3, which is intensively different from the cvs version. You should really consider upgrading.

I often get questions from people not experienced in cvs, how the get xotcl-core or xowiki from cvs head. Once you have CVS installed on your system (most linuxes have this), use the following commands to get the newest version of xotcl-core and xowiki from cvs (the newest version is called the head version):


export CVSROOT=:pserver:anonymous@cvs.openacs.org:/cvsroot
cvs login
cvs co xowiki xotcl-core

best regards
-gustaf neumann