User talk:Slamlander

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Windows installation[edit]

Regarding Manual:Running MediaWiki on Windows.

Not everyone shares your opinion that "Apache under Windows is a loser". Better justification required. Seriously, I'm installing MediaWiki on a Windows box because I don't have permission to torch the existing Windows installation and install Linux. For my needs Active Directory orbits a different star system. Is Apache under Windows going to cause me any problems? Somehow I think it will work well enough for our present needs.

I have many friends who are steeped in the Windows culture. I'm sure they would all choose IIS. The devil you know, etc. It's hardly neutral to say "Apache is loser" given the diversity of the audience for this document. Specifics of what will go right / wrong would be far more useful.

I just noticed this document doesn't say anything about having a working MTA. I'm going to add some notes about that myself. MaxEnt 05:47, 9 June 2008 (UTC)

Actually, Windows comes with an MTA service. However, I don't use it myself. I have a Win2K box running hMailserver. Regarding Apache, it works well with Linux. Getting it to work under Windows is why I call it tinkerware. I have no problems with IIS under Windows and Apache everywhere else. If you have problems with that then you need to learn IIS better. Apache will never be IIS' equal in a Windows environment, Microsoft will make sure of that. Oh yes, I'll be neutral when you are. Oh and let's see Apache do Active Directory integration ... not without massive tinkering you won't. At the moment, I'm up to my eyeballs in client websites or I'd have finished that article.
--Slamlander 13:21, 9 June 2008 (UTC)

ExtraNamespaces extension[edit]

--FYI -- I've revised this extension and rereleased the revised code; you might give it a try now. If you do, let me know if you run into any issues. --Hoggwild5 22:23, 14 December 2008 (UTC)

Thanks but I won't be able to get to it until next year ;) --Slamlander 09:36, 27 December 2008 (UTC)