First announcment

Jaromír Talíř jaromir.talir at nic.cz
Tue Jul 15 16:07:31 CEST 2008


Hello,

this is probably first message from us to this list after it's creation.
That's not good, but hopefully this will change in near future. I always
waited to some interesting thing to announce and found all changes till
now not so much interesting ;) 

Actually we have interesting web pages http://fred.nic.cz full of useful
information. I will try at least announce here new changes on these web
pages such source update, documentation update etc. 

Right now with a release of new version 1.10 of our registration system
I found one thing really cool to announce. This is completely rewritten
build system of all components of FRED. It was never so easy to install
FRED from sources. To support this installation I uploaded there little
bash script fred-manager (http://fred.nic.cz/sources/fred-manager).
Everyone should be able to install fred in this few steps:

wget http://fred.nic.cz/sources/fred-manager
chmod a+x fred-manager
./fred-manager download
./fred-manager install
./fred-manager start

This will download and unpack sources, build all compoments in build
subdirectory of your current directory and install all results into root
subdirectory. Command start will run all necessary servers that include
apache and postgres. They don't interfere at all with your system wide
proceses of the same name. All is installed into your current directory,
all is running under privileges of your current user. Servers will
allocate about 10 ports to listen on. 

After that you can test client by running script
at ./root/bin/fred-client. You can check zone generation by
calling ./root/bin/genzone-client.  You can check web applications by
pointing your browser to localhost:22354.

You can also just check this script instead, to find out how to install
FRED.

One thing will be probably a little bit painful - to satisfy all
dependencies. Configuration script will fail when they find some missing
dependency. Then you have to manually install it. We tried successfuly
to install FRED on Fedora (8,9), Ubuntu (Dapper) and Gentoo. Except from
omniORB all dependencies should be in distribution repositories. We
created a overall schema of this dependencies
http://fred.nic.cz/attachment/wiki/attachments/component_schema.png

Hope that traffic on this lists will arise a little bit since now.

Enjoy our work! ;)

Jaromir
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