[Server-devel] Edublog notes (was: Re: The road towards xs-0.3 - update)
wad at laptop.org
Mon Jun 2 16:12:03 EDT 2008
On Jun 2, 2008, at 12:36 PM, Greg Smith (gregmsmi) wrote:
> Hi Martin,
> Thanks a lot for the review. I copied your reply to the Uruguay
> volunteer list: uruguay-XO-coordination at googlegroups.com
> I will use that list to work with end users and for internal project
> tracking. That said, anyone can join. It's Spanish and English and
> occasionally I post in Spanglish :-)
> Tarun is traveling to India this week. Hopefully he or an engineer in
> Montevideo can reply in a few days and we will work out the technical
> details and server related software questions here.
> A few preliminary questions.
> 1 - I'm not clear on what you are saying here: "DB - assume
> Postgres 8.x
> series, support mySQL"
> Is it PostGres or MySQL? (btw we already brought up a box w/MySQL, so
> hopefully it will be easy to copy tables and queries over).
> 2 - Should we have our own table in a single DB that is shared by
> and all other apps or do need our own DB. I think the DB will be used
> for storing who posted what blog where, pending blogs and all that kid
> of persistent data. Tarun may have other comments on what he needs in
> the DB. We'll do no user auth or identity tracking until we know your
> high level plan. Fall back in case that's not cooked by August is
> cookies or worst case no identity and everyone looks the same.
> 3 - We will bring up another XS and will put it on the internet. This
> will be our primary pre-production server (e.g. we may use it for
> beta test). Let me know if anyone has any concerns about that. Tony
> worked on Nepal early on will image it and ship it to a co-lo and
> manage it from there. Tony needs the recommended specs:
> HW - memory, capacity disk drives, USB ports, NICs, etc.
> SW - Moodle, Squid, etc. Anything beyond what you get with the XS
> (e.g. do we need to install Apache and PHP). I'm not sure how we will
> track the F7 dependencies, but I hope the sys admins can think about
> that (still accepting more volunteers too ;-). Tony has notes from the
> first time, so he says its no problem to take Wad's (or Martin's now)
> latest build and go from there.
> The HW and SW specs answer may be RTFM so don't hesitate to send a
> I'm asking to get the latest thinking. I'll update the wiki as needed
> once I'm sure I have the right info.
> Also, does anyone have the HW specs of the XS boxes deployed in
> I'll ask elsewhere if no one on this list has it.
I'll try to get that tmw. I'll be talking to the server team.
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