Forum OpenACS Q&A: Re: Help with openacs installing

Posted by Lester Temmink on
Im going to use OpenACS to monitor and configure modems, Which application is the best to do this?
Posted by Gustaf Neumann on

after this endless thread (thanks for keeping up) i got the impression that you got the wrong OpenACS (the community system/web framework, as in, but you are interested in (an implementation of, a remote management and configuration server for network devices; ACS stands here for "auto configuration server"). Anyhow, many thanks, you made clear to me, how bad the state of the ubuntu/debian packages really is.

Jim, the scripts i added (see above) install OpenACS on Ubuntu/Fedora systems for PG 9.+ from scratch, including the updated postgres driver, tcl, tdom, xotcl, ..., using OpenACS, xo* and dotlrn from cvs and xowf from git, but using a packaged postgres version (on Ubuntu 9.1, on Fedora 9.2). We (mostly Victor and me) work in Vienna towards a 5.8 release, there is already a oacs-5-8 branch of OpenACS in CVS. Everybody is welcome to test it, and to contribute to the release.

As always, the release of the openacs-core packages comes first, then application packages. It is not clear yet, when and in which form a dotlrn release will come out (most dotlrn applications are substantially tailored sites, developed by busy people with not-so-much benefit from a new release).

Hope this helps
-gustaf neumann