Forum OpenACS Q&A: Recommend having a place that lists the versions of things that are compatible..
<tr><td>Aolserver 4.0 beta4</td><td>OpenACS 4.6</td><td>Oracle 8i</td><td>Postgres 7.3</td></tr>
<tr><td>Aolserver 3.0</td><td>OpenACS 3.6</td><td>Oracle 8i</td><td>Postgres 7.2</td></tr>
There is no central place to find out what version of each component is believed to be compatible. I couldn't tell you if AOLserver 4.0 is compatible with anything here and I read these forums pretty regularly. Based on posts I see, there are plenty of people that fall into the trap of using wrong versions (such as old OpenACS not working with newer Postgres etc..
How many people want/need to install OpenACS into an existing environment with limited control of the versions of the supporting software (especially Oracle, PostGres, AolServer) and how many install it on new boxes? And how much weight should be given to each approach in the dev/test/doc work we do?
I think that simple step will make it easier to write more generic install docs that can just point and say 'whatever version it says there' since the details don't usually change so substantially that the instructions would change between versions.