Forum OpenACS Q&A: Re: aolserver4 and url rewrite
Also, what about the AOLserver nsrewrite module?
I have been looking for nsrewrite, but have been unable to find it at all in the v4 source, or install. I am presently assuming that it does not ship with v4 beta. Also, nowhere have I found a link to download it alone. Those that I think might help point to the now-defunct ArsD site.
This begs the question, should I be using Aolserver v4 at all? Or should I fall back to the pretty ubiquitous 3.3? Or will the packages pulled out of the 3.3 distribution work with 4?
Tomorrow I'm going to try using the 3.3 versions with 4 and seeing what happens. There shouldn't be any major glitches, but I will keep the forums posted. Thanks for all the help so far, I've learned a lot.
A current list of AOLserver modules is available here: http://empoweringminds.mle.ie/openacs/aolserver_modules
You might also be interested in what's new in AOLserver 4: http://empoweringminds.mle.ie/openacs/aolserver4_changes.txt
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