Re: [greenstone-users] Newbie beyond help

From John R. McPherson
DateThu, 12 Feb 2004 11:05:05 +1300
Subject Re: [greenstone-users] Newbie beyond help
In-Reply-To (402A7457-1040706-chicagonet-net)
Petra Lynn wrote:
> I have installed Greenstone on a PowerBook, and understand I will need
> to connect to an Apache server in order to use it. Is it possible to
> build a demo collection on this computer? Also, it seems that
> Greenstone is optimized for use on a Win Server; is this accurate?

We develop greenstone primarily on linux computers, but we endeavour to
make sure it works on windows and other unixes (such as solaris, the
bsds, and darwin/mac os x).

Greenstone is designed to be accessed via a web server. Most unixes come
with the free apache web server (os x does too), and there is a windows
version of apache. It will also work with microsoft's IIS and PWS
servers. Since most windows computers don't come with a web server, the
windows version of greenstone has its own webserver - this is the "Local
library" version. It is really only designed to be used standalone on a
single machine, but it should be able to serve pages up over a network.

You can build collections on any computer that greenstone will run on
(with the exception of windows 3.1 which can serve but not build
greenstone collections). We have various methods for building
collections, via the command line, the web server, or the newer "GLI"
java application.

I suggest you have a look at our comprehensive documentation available
online at:

http://www.greenstone.org/cgi-bin/library?a=p&p=docs


John McPherson