Forum OpenACS Q&A: Infoworld: Petreley mentions OpenACS
Nicholas Petreley writes The Open Source column in Infoworld. This week's column (Apr 30,'01) is titled:
Running the gamut of Web publishing systems, application languages, and tools
Here is the relevant part:
The other alternatives readers mentioned include ArsDigita (www.arsdigita.com) and the OpenACS Open ArsDigita Community System for Web publishing (openacs.org). Both of these are based on the TCL scripting language, although ArsDigita also uses Java. Both are based on the America Online Web server (www.aolserver.com). By the way, the AOL Web server is a truly nifty and vastly under-rated open-source Web server. I'm surprised it doesn't get more attention from the open- source community.
Anyway, ArsDigita uses Oracle for its database. OpenACS uses the open-source database PostgreSQL. I'm having a terrible time getting OpenACS running. I recommend the Getting Started tutorial article at the Developer Shed (www.devshed.com/Server_Side/PostgreSQL/OpenACS). The article omits a lot of information for anyone using a Linux distribution other than the author's, but it's still the best bet I know of for getting OpenACS to work.
that Mr. Petreley used the Debian packages, which are out of
date AFAIK. Obviously still our fault, but at least it's easier to
understand why it was hard for him to install OpenACS.
are tested a bitmore, and uploaded to openacs.org