Re: [greenstone-users] Firefox, server.exe and autorun

From Jonathan Tremblay
DateWed, 22 Jun 2005 19:02:58 -0500
Subject Re: [greenstone-users] Firefox, server.exe and autorun
Thanks Michael,

I was exporting the CD from the librarian, so I was using the old 2.53 version which doesn't have that wonderfull "default browser" option.

By the way, it would be nice if the next version could also have a "Firefox" option.

Jonathan Tremblay

----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael Dewsnip" <mdewsnip@cs.waikato.ac.nz>
To: "Jonathan Tremblay" <jonathan@piccolo.net>
Subject: Re: [greenstone-users] Firefox, server.exe and autorun
Date: Thu, 23 Jun 2005 10:54:47 +1200

>
> Hi Jonathan,
>
> (I'm not actually at work this week or next but I think I'm the only one
> who has worked on this recently.)
>
> > I would like to include Firefix on my CD. But the greenstone server
> > application does not use it unless the user specify the path of Firefox in
> > the server.exe software settings (which is too complex for the average
> > user). Would it be possible to use windows standard bowser by default or to
> > add Firefox in the settings' interface?
> >
> >
> From Greenstone 2.60 the Local Library has the ability to work with the
> default browser. This should be an option under File -> Settings. For
> Greenstone 2.60 it is initially set to IE; from the next release
> "Default browser" will be selected by default.
>
> You can make it use the "Default browser" by setting browser=3 in the
> gsdlsite.cfg file.
>
> > By the way, I was planning to make the CD with an autorun starting the
> > server.exe (without any installer) with the following gsdlsite.cfg content:
> > [gsdl]
> > enterlib=/gsdl
> > logfilename=c:gsdl.log
> > keeplog=0
> > consolelog=0
> > portnumber=80
> > autoenter=0
> > browser=1
> > start_browser=1
> >
> > I did take out the gsdlhome, gdbmhome and browserexe lines. It seams to
> > work. Any advise about doiing this? Is there any special risk associated
> > with this technique?
> >
> >
> Making a "no installation" CD-ROM has been done in the past
> successfully. Here is a posting by Jeremy Mears describing how he got it
> to work:
> http://www.nzdl.org/cgi-bin/library?a=d&c=gsarch&cl=search&d=88A7E8F3-C8FB-11D8-A227-0030656FC7D6-cyberone.com.au
>
> > Michael : Thanks for your help with greenstone operators. My navigation bar
> > works perfectly now!
> >
> >
> Great!
>
> Regards,
>
> Michael