Forum OpenACS Q&A: Windows and OpenACS3/4
with some problems parsing the open index file using Windows binaries
of AOLServer4-UH (early beta). But, do to missing modules in this
version, OpenACS 4 does not run. We have this running in Redhat. But,
we are preparing presentations on how OpenACS may be very useful to
European firms and organizations running diverse platforms. We will
get all the source code together and the problem fixed. But, I do not
want to reinvent to wheel. So, if someone has already done this, we
would sure appreciate any pointers or help to the required source
code and dll's.
I've also had a few problems installing OpenACS 4 itself (using older AOLserver binaries), but I need to do some more debugging to track them down. I know at least some are Windows specific. I'd be happy to trade notes with anyone else attempting a Win32 installation - perhaps we could even compile a more formal installation guide.
Are you on the Cygwin mailing lists? My experience is that they are fairly helpful--maybe the threading problems are not too difficult to fix.
As an aside--we really need to have AOLserver running on Win32, even if it is under Cygwin. This way, you can duplicate your development environment entirely on a Windows box so you don't have to be attached to the server (or even to the Internet).
In fact, I did about 80% of the development of one of my OpenACS 3.2 backed sites on a laptop computer in the basement of the student union here at ASU...
And the missing modules in AOLServer4-UH are my fault, my apologies. I had it working at some point a few months ago but forgot to update the site with a tarball. And now I don't have the tarball (and time to prepare a new one).