[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: Getting up and running on Windows?

On Tue, Feb 24, 2009 at 8:37 AM, M. Edward (Ed) Borasky
<..hidden..> wrote:
> Is there a "quick guide" on how to install LedgerSMB on Windows? For a
> variety of reasons, I want to run LedgerSMB on a Windows Vista 64-bit
> laptop. I have PostgreSQL up and running, and I have ActivePerl as
> well. (and Komodo and NetBeans 6.5, but that's another story) :)

Currently, we use VanillaPerl.  I suppose you could install it
along-side ActivePerl.  We chose this because:

1)  It is freely redistributable
2)  CPAN works, so the same instructions work across platforms.

The only thing is you need to run a shebang utility from dists/win32
on your installation.

> I do have a fallback -- I'm running VMware Server on the machine and
> have an openSUSE 11.1 guest built. So if I have to, I can simply build
> another guest to hold a LedgerSMB server. And I've got VMware
> Workstation on my main Linux machine, so I could drop back to VMware
> Player on the laptop. But I'd prefer to run LedgerSMB natively, since
> I will always be accessing it from Windows on the laptop, never from
> anywhere else.
> Speaking of openSUSE, LedgerSMB is packaged now for openSUSE, but it
> is in a contributed repository rather than the main one. They have
> 1.2.17 at the moment. I am going to ask them to put it in the main
> repository for 11.2, which I think is due out around June. Are there
> likely to be any new releases in the near future?
> --
> M. Edward (Ed) Borasky
> http://www.linkedin.com/in/edborasky
> I've never met a happy clam. In fact, most of them were pretty steamed.
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Open Source Business Conference (OSBC), March 24-25, 2009, San Francisco, CA
> -OSBC tackles the biggest issue in open source: Open Sourcing the Enterprise
> -Strategies to boost innovation and cut costs with open source participation
> -Receive a $600 discount off the registration fee with the source code: SFAD
> http://p.sf.net/sfu/XcvMzF8H
> _______________________________________________
> Ledger-smb-users mailing list
> ..hidden..
> https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/ledger-smb-users