To start MySQL as service, please run “C:\Program Files\MySQL\xampp\mysql_installservice.bat” ( using the “MySQL Console Panel” does not really work, somehow ).
XAMPP 1.7.3 is the latest version for W2k.
XAMPP 1.7.4 ( ( “VC6” is part of the names of archives and installer ) and XAMP 1.7.5 and newer ( “VC9” ist is part of the names of archives and installer ) are shipped with a version of MySQL which is compiled so that it just runs on WinXP, but not on W2k anymore .
XAMPP 1.8.0 is shipped with PHP6. By default, it causes much warning messages with “standard” PHP5 code running bravefully on PHP5, e.g. old editions of DokuWiki .
Apache server of XAMPP is using both port 443 and a configurable port ( by default, port 80 ).
The Skype phone application is using the ports 80 and 443:-(.
According to experts, Drupal 5, 6, 7, 8 are totally incompatible . These experts suggest to setup a new project with empty codebase, when moving from one version ( 5, 6, 7... ) to the next ( 6, 7, 8,.. ) .
The free eforia web manager - “Systemvoraussetzungen. Server: WebServer unter Windows oder Linux Server mit CGI-Schnittstelle. Ausführung freier CGI-Binaries (Linux) muss erlaubt sein oder Installation tdbengine. Empfohlen wird der Betrieb mit Apache, dafür werden passene Konfigurationsdateien (.htaccess) mitgeliefert”.
Experts told me that WordPress is a “plugin hell” .
If you use free or commercial WordPress online services,
The number and selection of plugins might be different,
And what of what version number the plugins are,
And how often plugins are updated.
If you run WordPress on your own server, you are responsible for system updates and especially plugin updates...
WordPress is known as working low-budget solution:
“Weil es in den Augen eines Fachkundigen Users und auch in den Augen anderer Firmen ein Armutszeugnis ist WP als Webseite zu haben. Eine Firma welche WP als Webseite hat kämpft in meinen Augen mit dem Existenzminimum”, “also 80% aller Firmen kämpfen um die Existenz. Weil so circa 80% aller Webseiten auf WP basieren”.
“Wenn man die richtigen Verkaufsargumente und ein wenig Know-how hat, kann man einem Kunden sehr schnell klar machen warum man auf WP verzichten und durchaus bereit sein sollte etwas in seinen Webauftrit zu investieren”.
“Eine Webseite ist nunmal der first point of contact, der Eindruck muss passen. Dabei gehts weder ums Geld der Entwickler oder sonst was. Es ist und bleibt ein Aushängeschild... Beauftragst du einen Grafiker/Webdesigner der als eigene Homepage ein Werk von Frontpage 1.0 vorzuweisen hat? Wohl kaum”.
TENCompetence Foundation "Liferay Portlets" - “Test Portlet. The Test Portlet allows users to take tests in order to self assess aspects that are relevant in setting realistic goals, like aptitude, motivation, personality, learning style, etc.. These tests are created using the QTI Editor Portlet”.
It might be interesting to develop a Moodle Portlet . Be aware that you then you need to develop an additional single-signin solution.
The commercial OpenSource Dating Script and Software Solutions - “Our PHP dating script is the best open source dating script that comes with full source codes, free dating templates, free setup and installation and lifetime support”.
Oxwall is a “plugin hell”, means almost anything and everyting may be achieved by a plugin and must not be integrated in the kernel. On the other hand, by this a rich commercial marketplace for payware plugins was created...
I was told by experts, that mobile Oxwall solutions may be created by commercial plugins and commercial smartphone apps...
I was warned by experts, that the Oxwall code owners are sort of “arrogant” as typical for Nerds, in the means that there is no positive and working process for reporting bugs, to get reported bugs accepted as bugs ( instead “it's just your server where our Oxwall contact formular code is reported to fail, so it must be your fault and not that of the Oxwall code...” ), and then the bugs fixed....
“Can I run niche sites on Dating Factory white label platform? Yes”.
“Can I use my domain name? Yes, you can use your own domain name. Just specify this during the site registration process in your administration area, and transfer the DNS to our name servers”.
“Do you host my dating white label site? Yes, Dating Factory hosts your dating white label site and provides all the technical and customer support service to you and your members joining through your dating web-sites”.
HIV-Single - A reference customer of a niche market.
“Yes, SkaDate is based on Oxwall platform which is distributed under CPAL 1.0 license. SkaDate itself is a set of exclusive plugins for Oxwall that make a “product” and thus SkaDate has a commercial license”, “SkaDate = Oxwall Platform + Dating Features + Dating Templates + Dedicated Support”, “SkaDate bets a lot on their dating templates. Eye-candy marketing. Works for attracting webmasters, but doesn't make much difference for site success”.
“you actually can’t build a dating site with Oxwall. Oxwall is all about social networking, and the major thing it lacks is dating features (with matchmaking being the grand obvious one)”.
“Yes, SkaDate is based on Oxwall platform which is distributed under CPAL 1.0 license. SkaDate itself is a set of exclusive plugins for Oxwall that make a 'product' and thus SkaDate has a commercial license”.
“There is a reason why there are no free scripts listed in this article: They all suck. I checked out dozens of free scripts. Their designs were poor and they had not been updated in years.
“Sadly, Etano Community Builder Script ( formerly: DateMill ) is the best of a bad bunch; however I wanted to ensure there was at least on option for those of you on a budget. In my opinion, you would be better using the free script BuddyPress instead of this”.
Opencast Community - “A collaboration of individuals, higher education institutions and organizations working together to explore, develop, define and document best practices and technologies for management of audiovisual content in academia”.