Forum OpenACS Q&A: Response to How much time does it takes to set up bboard from scratch

From Jonathan's RPMs, easily done in a day.  Up and mostly working in a couple hours, and then some customizing with the rest of the day.

I'm a chemist with some unix experience (I had an SGI on my desk for years but was mostly an end user), and have done fairly extensive scripting with tcl (7.something) and tk before.

On my ISDN line, it took longer to download everything you need than to get at least a crude prototype up and running.