Martin Atkins (mart) wrote in lj_dev,
Martin Atkins
mart
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LiveJournal on Windows

I've just spent the last hour or so getting LiveJournal running on my Win95 box with the following:

  • Apache win32 1.3.6 (not a later version because this box doesn't have winsock 2)
  • The latest version of ActivePerl for Windows
  • Win32 mySQL

All of the basic functionality is up and running... I have a user account and have made a journal entry in it.

Would people be interested in a 'LiveJournal on Windows HOWTO'? If so, I'll shove it together at some point in the next couple of weeks. I'm thinking it might be worth doing anyway if people are going to be using the LiveJournal code on intranets.

It required a few changes, and is not as optimal as on unix mainly due to it lacking FastCGI which I had to strip out of the code in a couple of places. This windows box also sucks, so it's not going to go particularly fast anyway. It does work though, and that was all I was trying to achieve!

Just to amuse a few people: yes, I do have c:\home\lj and c:\usr\bin\perl.exe :)

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