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Preferred Distro for Slash?

posted by jamiemccarthy on 04:00 PM October 20th, 2005   Printer-friendly   Email story
Justin Mazzi writes "Those of use eager to install slashcode come across what I would assume to be a common question. What is the best distro for running slashcode? Install seems possible on many different systems, but I'm looking for the best/most compatible." I think once you have the AMP installed the exact flavor of L doesn't much matter, but feel free to share positive/negative experiences.

Making Slash Install Friendly?

posted by Cliff on 09:50 PM March 23rd, 2004   Printer-friendly   Email story
Recently I was asked by a heavily trafficed website to investigate migrating their site to Slash. After downloading the latest codebase I'm reliving a lot of the installation frustrations experienced when I messed around with Slash over a year ago. I've installed lots of portals before like PhpBB, Nuke, MX-System etc. All of those installs were pain free. I'm writing to request that you guys simply the install process. How about some straight forward docs? I would suggest a list of required packages and then simple instructions how to get Slash working with Apache etc that comes with most distros.

Modifying the Default Order of Slashboxes?

posted by Cliff on 01:59 PM March 5th, 2004   Printer-friendly   Email story
How do I modify the list of slashboxes that appear on the right side of the default page? I see that they are included using this line from the template "index;index;default":
[% boxes %]
How do I control the way boxes is assigned? The comment in the template reads:
boxes = string containing all the slashboxes.
I suppose that I could just hardwire it into this template but that seems to be the wrong idea. Is this referring to a database table? If so, which one? Or is it referring to a Perl function? If so which one?

Is Postgres Support Dead?

posted by Cliff on 12:30 PM March 1st, 2004   Printer-friendly   Email story
A not-so Anonymous reader would like to know about the following: "I really would like to have an offical statement about postgres support. The FreeBSD port states 'PostgreSQL support is already well on its way.' The last statement on Slashcode states that 'its going nowhere'. Is this offical? I use Postgres and only use Mysql for Slashcode." The Postgres module lies untouched, and has been that way for a real long time, therefore I think it might be safe to assume that no direct support from the core developers is expected. I can see why they may not have the time, being as they have several sites like Slashdot, NewsForge, and others that need their love and care. It should be mentioned however, that Slash is still Open Source Software, so if someone wants to revive work on the module, please feel free. Remember, if you want help, there's always the Slashcode-Development Mailing List, and a legion of Slashcode developers who might be interested in testing and/or writing code! So is Postgres support dead? I leave the answer to that question up to you.

Sticky Stories and Posts in Cronological Order?

posted by Cliff on 11:38 AM February 29th, 2004   Printer-friendly   Email story
"Is there away (aside modifying the code) to post stories in chronological order (as opposed to reverse chronological order). The oldest being on the top and newest at the bottom? Or better yet is there a way to keep a few key stories at the top and post new ones below?"
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