On 1/12/2005, "(Christopher Schmidt)" <crschmidt(a)crschmidt.net> wrote:
* Ardurous Installation
I personally find setting up a guide to be a non-trivial task. I'm
getting used to it now - with Milton Keynes, it only took about 20
minutes total to get everything up and running - but the biggest
reason for that is that the OG packages are already installed for
To be honest, I'm not sure whether spending time on this is such a good
idea. The Debian packages make it absolutely trivial to install. Yes,
that excludes people who don't have root, but in this era of UML, is
that really such an issue?
Maybe we could work with one of the UML providers to supply an
Openguide-ready UML image?
I suppose this might get relatively ridiculous: You
can require that
easy to install or commonly installed packages are already taken care
of, but documenting these dependancies could go a long way towards at
least letting people know if they could install OG.
That could probably be scripted so you run a script and it tells you what
you need to install.
If there is a way to make it such that OG can be
installed by anyone
with FTP and MySQL access
Surely if you want to make it as easy as possible, SQLite would be a
It would be
interesting to see, for example, the Open Guide to Sydney - perhaps
even hosting it with a current OGDev member as admin, and then trying
to pimp it to sydney locals, thus skipping the setup step.
When I move back to Sydney next year, I will start a Sydney OG. That
will be later in the year though.
* Google Maps support
PS: Have a look at this amazing gazetteer stuff the mysociety.org
are working on: