Re: [greenstone-users] CD user Notes

From John R. McPherson
DateSun, 12 Aug 2007 11:29:05 +1200
Subject Re: [greenstone-users] CD user Notes
In-Reply-To (46BD4BE7-3050604-robinson-org-nz)
On Sat, Aug 11, 2007 at 05:40:55PM +1200, E Robinson wrote:
> I asked a while ago for comments from anyone with experience of sending
> a CD out, and am tryng again.
> Can anyone confirm:

> 2. That a self-installing CD will not install to a Mac? (And if someone
> has a Mac, can they install Greenstone themselves and copy the
> collection from the CD?, or does Greenstone not work at all on a Mac?)

I think that the self-installing CD contains only the windows binaries
for greenstone. Traditionally you have not been able to copy collections
from a windows PC to an Apple PC because the architectures were too
different (big-endian CPUs vs little-endian CPUs), but now that apples
use intel chips, a collection might work as-is between them. If not,
the collection would have to be re-built on an apple.

John McPherson