phpBB3 Installer for Windows?

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phpBB3 Installer for Windows?

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Does anyone think that its a good idea to add an auto installer to download as an extra for people who run windows servers?

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Uh...no. Generally speaking you can't execute "programs" on a remote server which is a good thing.
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the_translator wrote: Does anyone think that its a good idea to add an auto installer to download as an extra for people who run windows servers?
IMO no. I highly doubt the phpBB developers would restrict such a thing to only a certain platform; also, phpBB3.0 is feature frozen. ;-) ... and if you're thinking of EXEs to install phpBB, I doubt that even more.

Also, I do not think it would be so great if new users (new to phpBB) used such tools-- why let people have something install something automatically (in this case) if they don't even know what they're doing? It's hard to make things close to idiot-proof.
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A_Jelly_Doughnut wrote: Uh...no. Generally speaking you can't execute "programs" on a remote server which is a good thing.
what i meant was if u RUN your OWN server, which makes it possible. but anyway i guess its too nooby :mrgreen:

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MennoniteHobbit wrote:
the_translator wrote: Does anyone think that its a good idea to add an auto installer to download as an extra for people who run windows servers?
IMO no. I highly doubt the phpBB developers would restrict such a thing to only a certain platform; also, phpBB3.0 is feature frozen. ;-) ... and if you're thinking of EXEs to install phpBB, I doubt that even more.

Also, I do not think it would be so great if new users (new to phpBB) used such tools-- why let people have something install something automatically (in this case) if they don't even know what they're doing? It's hard to make things close to idiot-proof.
what do u exactly mean by feature frozen? :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?:

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they have enough for this version.
So they froze the list. You can't ask for a feature in 3.0, but you can ask for stuff in 3.2

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To elaborate: you cannot request any features to be included into phpBB3.0 "Olympus". When Olympus is released, and/or the developers feel like it is fit to do so, they will [re]open 3.2.x for feature requests. ;)

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I would imagine that anyone competant enough to be running a server is more than competant enough to upload a few files and run a simple install script.

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the_dan wrote: I would imagine that anyone competant enough to be running a server is more than competant enough to upload a few files and run a simple install script.
Yeah. If he's talking about one of those EXEs that installs Apache, MySQL and whatnot, I'm a firm believer that if people want these things they should learn to do it themselves. :)

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They're actually pretty damn useful.
Before I got my Linux server set up in my house, I'd use them as it simplified the installation into a 3 minute job, rather than one taking potentially hours.

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