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

From Michael Dewsnip
DateThu, 23 Jun 2005 15:00:26 +1200
Subject Re: [greenstone-users] Firefox, server.exe and autorun
In-Reply-To (20050623000259-16E882F908-ws6-3-us4-outblaze-com)
Hi Jonathan,

>By the way, it would be nice if the next version could also have a "Firefox" option.
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Hmmm... maybe. I think I'd rather go the other way, and remove Netscape
and Internet Explorer. I'd expect 99% of all users just want Greenstone
to use their default browser, and the other 1% can use the "Other
browser" option.

All the best,

Michael

>----- 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
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>>Hi Jonathan,
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>>(I'm not actually at work this week or next but I think I'm the only one
>>who has worked on this recently.)
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>>>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?
>>>
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>> 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.
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>>You can make it use the "Default browser" by setting browser=3 in the
>>gsdlsite.cfg file.
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>>>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
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>>>Michael : Thanks for your help with greenstone operators. My navigation bar
>>>works perfectly now!
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>Great!
>>
>>Regards,
>>
>>Michael
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