xdelimitarea is an X Windows program that provides a non-intrusive way of finding out the location (with respect to the root window) and dimensions of an arbitrary rectangular area on a computer screen. This tool might be helpful for GUI or Web designers who are concerned with layout issues.
Ajaqs is a Web application that organizes FAQs on a per-project basis. The UI is templatized, the content is internationalized, and the styles are highly configurable. Secure login is provided via webapp security constraints. The backend uses an O-R mapping tool to achieve independence of database-specific queries. RSS feeds provide subscribers continuous updates on a per-project or per-FAQ basis. FAQs are dynamically served up as HTML pages, and can optionally be streamed to clients as PDF content.
Re: BLOG:CMS plagued by installation problems
I installed a different PHP-based blogging system and discovered the problem: the MySQL client was denied access to the MySQL database. The PHP-installer for this blogging system was careful to report this error. I fixed it easily by repairing passwords in the MySQL database.
BLOG:CMS should report errors in the PHP-install page whenever the MySQL client fails to connect to the MySQL database server. Right now, a blank page is returned, and this is not helpful.
> I downloaded BLOG:CMS onto a Lamp setup
> (ie, Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) only to
> discover that the installation process
> -- albeit simple -- doesn't work at all.
> I went to the FAQ for BLOG:CMS and
> discovered that many previous users had
> run into similar issues. In the end, I
> wasted about 2 hours of my time and
> decided there must be other Blogging
> packages with a more workable
> installation process.
Nice UI; does not support URI forwarding.
The setup for Serendipity was pretty straightforward. The UI and feature set look pretty awesome.
However, I deployed Serendipity on a back-office server, and used proxy-based redirection from our main web-server in order to access the Serendipity blog. Well, Serendipity did serve up the blog, but there are lots of things that are broken -- including styls and various broken links that reference the back-office server.
Does anyone know whether these are software bugs or just configuration issues?