Forum OpenACS Q&A: Response to Windows, AOLServer, and OACS

Posted by C. R. Oldham on
This doesn't mean that those versions won't run on Windows; it just means nobody's going to make an effort to ensure that it does.

No, I think they actively removed Windows support at version 4; I seem to remember seeing that in a changelog entry from SourceForge

Several people have gotten OACS to run on Windows, but not well.

It was stable enough for me only for development. I discovered VMWare (thanks to John Sequeira) and never looked back.

Note there was been some discussion here about compiling late versions of nsd under the Cygwin toolset. That could work, but if one needs to use Oracle, getting the Oracle driver stable under Cygwin might be quite an effort.