The Step-by-step section should be as generic as possible. Currently there's hints in there about using utilites on Mandrake, some redundant instructions about configuring MySQL, etc. What I'm currently working on is making Installation basically be: 4. Installation 4.1 Step by step 4.2 Optional 4.3 OS Specific (This will house win32, osx, etc. hints) 4.4 http server (hints for securing Apache, IIS, AOL Server, etc.) 4.5 Troubleshooting Once we support more than just MySQL on the backend, "Database Server" can be inserted as 4.5.
This should at least provide the framework to address all blockers, it may even out-right fix some of them.
I agree with you, jake. The Win32 installation notes currently contains instructions for Apache and MySQL which are basically the same as for Unix. It should be possible to refer people to the normal installation steps from the Win32 part for those, to cut down on information duplication. I'm basically waiting for the major Win32-related bugs to be fixed (mainly bugmail, bug 124174 and bug 84876), but once that is done, I can write the Win32 notes from firsthand experience if you want.
Jean, that would be great. I have zero expierence with Bugzilla on win32 so what I have in that section now is mostly a combination of what is in the old sections, what's been I've noticed in IRC/the newsgroup/etc, and my limited knowledge of running web services on win32.
Just checked in step 1 of this which is providing the framework and a lot of the information. I still need to prune some more stuff from the step-by-step section, but this is a start :) I also recompiled the docs because of this large change.. they should be live on bugzilla.org shortly.
Just finished changing the installation chapter. I also checked in a recompiled version of the docs so I can (hopefully) get some feedback on the changes.
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Closed: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
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