Thanks to quick work by my host Liquidweb (thanks Siena!), this site is now delivered by the three fives: Drupal 5, PHP 5 and MySQL 5. Still waiting for Linux 5 and Apache 5 ;) One of my goals here is to demonstrate/evaluate how this technology will operate on a forward-looking platform. Ever since Rasmus … Read more
Recently returned from the Open Source Content Management Systems (OSCMS 2007) gathering held at the Yahoo! campus in Sunnyvale, CA. Drupal was strongly represented at OSCMS, but also saw some Joomla, Plone and Alfresco presence. As often, PHP maven Rasmus Lerdorf was in attendance, in this case, demonstrating the latest in security and performance considerations. … Read more
I’m now keeping a recipe cataloging the technologies and configuration that drive this xolotl.org site. Continue to check the recipe as the site evolves. Once the site reaches a certain maturity, I’m thinking to build a Drupal install profile to make it easier for others to duplicate this installation.
LAMP Platform Ubuntu Apache MySQL PHP Drupal Content Management System Drupal Drupal Installation Procure a LAMP webserver environment similar to the one described above. Other platforms are possible (eg, LAPP, WAMP, WIMP, etc), but will not be discussed here. Read Drupal’s system requirements for more information. Follow the standard Drupal installation procedures. Once Drupal is … Read more
With some work, I’ve now enabled OpenID user authentication. It would have been a lot easier if I weren’t running Drupal 5 (for which a core OpenID module is not yet ready) or using a shared host (which meant I don’t control PHP at the system level). Steps to get OpenID auth running included: installing … Read more