[greenstone-users] Reader of a CD with a Greenstone collection

From qq6@cs.waikato.ac.nz
DateFri Dec 5 11:22:15 2008
Subject [greenstone-users] Reader of a CD with a Greenstone collection
In-Reply-To (49379581-90306-robinson-org-nz)
Hi Ed

> What is the minimum configuration and other software needed to install a
> collection on a Windows computer?
No other software is needed to be installed if you want to run a
collection exported from Greenstone.

>Is Java needed for accessing a
> collection?
Web browsing of Greenstone 2 is implemented in C. And the exported
collection has included a C binary code for serving the Greenstone pages.
So you don't have to install any JAVA for it.

>One user told me today that he was able to
> install on his work machine but cannot on his home machine.
If you send the error message of the exported greenstone collection cannot
run to the mailing list, it may be help for developers to locate the
problem.

>Some users have experienced problems with the
> software wishing to set itself up as a local server
The exported collection only can be viewed locally, it cannot be access
from the network. If you want the collections to be accessed from the
network, you have to install the Greenstone software.


Regards
Quan


> I have published two fairly small Greenstone collections on a CD, and
> have found that some have given up trying to install it through problems
> they have encountered.
>
> What is the minimum configuration and other software needed to install a
> collection on a Windows computer? Is Java needed for accessing a
> collection?
>
> I have put the following note with later CDs and it has slowed the
> complaints, but many of the users are not very computer literate, and
> problems are still occurring. One user told me today that he was able to
> install on his work machine but cannot on his home machine.
> _____________________________________________________________________
> The CD should be self installing. We recommend using the directory
> suggested by the installation programme for the Greenstone software, and
> when the choice is given electing to install the collections to the hard
> disk (provided there is room on the hard disk; the installation process
> suggests that about 800Mb is needed). If the collections are not loaded
> to the hard disk they still run reasonable well, if a little slower, but
> the CD is needed each time the collections are used.
>
> The CD will not install properly on computers using operating systems
> other than Windows. Some users have experienced problems with the
> software wishing to set itself up as a local server □ it may need to be
> authorised in the Windows or other Firewall. It has been suggested that
> because it does act that way, users who do not have a firewall may be
> best to disconnect from the internet while using the programme, but we
> are not aware of any problems from leaving internet connections open
> while running the Library.
> _______________________________________________________________________
>
> The next version will almost certainly be hosted on a web site, but that
> will not be until next year . . .
>
> Thanks
> Ed Robinson
> Wellington, New Zealand
>
>
>
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