Forum OpenACS Q&A: Response to Windows, AOLServer, and OACS
Bboard postings that might be useful, starting with the most recent:
- Has anyone got file upload working under win2k?
- AOLserver 3.3.1 for Win32 release available in new-file-storage
- Windows and OpenACS3/4
The AOLserver team *aggressively* removed Win32 support from AOLserver 4. I think they've removed the old Windows binaries from their webpages, they ignore Win32 bug reports, etc. Anyone for reviving OpenNSD? Getting OpenACS to run better on Windows definitely requires modifications to AOLserver, but nothing too difficult. OpenACS on Windows needs some minor debugging too, but again, nothing that requires too much effort for people who know the system.
OpenACS on Windows will never be "mainstream". I think it is mostly useful for development, ACS newbies who want to do the problem sets without learning Linux, etc. In my opinion, the most pressing need is for clear Windows-specific documentation, a reliable repository of patched AOLserver source and binaries, and (just getting greedy now) an installer to have the whole thing up and running in less than an hour.