[greenstone-users] Greenstone2.83 Released

From John Rose
DateWed Dec 16 13:26:09 2009
Subject [greenstone-users] Greenstone2.83 Released
Dear Katherine,

Please see my additional question below, thanks and best regards, John

> At 00:49 16/12/2009, you wrote:
> Hi John
> We are no longer using the stable/unstable distinction. Now, if we want something tested before making the final release, we do a release candidate (and in the future, will emphasize that only experienced users should download it for testing). We now consider all our greenstone 2 releases "stable".

This is fine and clear.
> Greenstone binary releases will, at this stage, always install Apache. If you wish to use an existing Apache (or other web server), then you need to rename the apache-httpd folder to something else, and set up your Apache appropriately.
> The Greenstone installation will not modify an external Apache.

Here I feel that more advice is needed for non-expert users. I have
Greenstone 2.82 running fine on my Apache server. Now do I understand
that the installation of 2.83 will cause a second Apache server to be
installed? I guess it means that if I am serving only Greenstone I
should logically disinstall my existing server (the release notes should
inform on this?) or otherwise I should disinstall the new server and
possibly modify the configuration of my existing server for 2.83 (would
possibly need guidance for both steps).

I am not sure what the apache-httpd folder you mention is. I now have an
"Apache HTTP Server 2.2" folder under Program Files (called Programs in
Vista). Do you mean that I will get a second Apache installation under
Program Files and that I should rename it? But in that case, why can't I
just delete it to save disk space? I would suggest giving more
complete/clear guidance, hard for me to understand why we are installing
another Apache server.
> Regards,
> Katherine
> John Rose wrote:
> Thanks, Oran.
> It would be nice for users to know whether version 2.83 is considered an "unstable" release (as has been in the past the case for odd numbered versions), or whether the distinction between stable and unstable releases has now been dropped?
> Also, if the user already has an Apache web server installed and configured for Greenstone, hopefully the 2.83 installation will use it rather than installing another program or changing the installed program (which of course may be configured for much more than just Greenstone)? [As a corollary, this would mean that users will still be able to use either the local server and the web server without changing file names as in release notes - for example I find it convenient to do most work with the local server through the Windows Start menu, but can still access Greenstone through Apache by using the appropriate url in my browser or GLI client.]
> Thanks and best regards, John
> From: Oran of the Greenstone Team <greenstone_team@cs.waikato.ac.nz>
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> Date: Wed, 25 Nov 2009 16:26:46 +1300
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> Subject: [greenstone-users] Greenstone2.83 Released
> Hi everyone,
> We are pleased to announce that the Windows, GNU/Linux, Mac OS/X and
> Source distributions of Greenstone v2.83
> are now available for download from our sourceforge page:
> http://sourceforge.net/projects/greenstone or from
> http://www.greenstone.org/download
> Release notes available at:
> http://wiki.greenstone.org/wiki/index.php/2.83_Release_Notes
> As always, please report any problems or bugs to the mailing list.
> Regards,
> Oran, on behalf of the Greenstone team.