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This page is to document "what Tiki should do". For feature documentation (what Tiki does), please see corresponding page on doc site

Microsoft Web Platform Installer

Testing

To get a Windows testing environment you can download a virtual hard disk here:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/bb738372.aspx
These downloads appear to be fully functional installs that expire after 180 days.

To do

  • Integrate into release process

Limitations

WebPI cannot execute custom code, be it PHP or anything. There is no communication between WebPI and the installed Tiki, except some prompted values going in files (currently only local.php). The main problem is that the choice of installing on an existing database or creating a new database makes no difference but to create the database or not (the same SQL files are ran either way) and cannot be communicated to Tiki. There is no way to disable installing on an existing database.

The original 4.1 WebDeploy package we were given by Microsoft did not run the Tiki installer at all and simply ran an SQL file similar to tiki.sql. This couldn't happen when installing to migrate an existing Tiki site, on an existing database, so had to be scrapped. The solution is to use the Tiki installer. The main drawback is that the install is longer. When the WebPI part of the install is done, WebPI links to a predefined URL, which we use to tell the Tiki installer that this is a WebPI install (this is important because the local.php is particular). But the URL is constant and does not allow to authenticate the admin as the one who installed. Therefore, the first Tiki screen seen is a Security precaution asking for database credentials.

It would be possible to optimize by considering that if the database has no tables, it is a new install.

Issues

Upgrades are done by installing a newer version.

Updating/packaging

Files for the package are in SVN under tikiwiki/webdeploy/.

The WebDeploy package is a ZIP file containing a Tiki tree plus 4 files. In the root of the archive are 3 of these files and the directory of normal files, called tiki. The fourth file is db/local.php and goes at its usual place, in tiki/db/local.php. The structure is therefore:

  • install.sql
  • manifest.xml
  • parameters.xml
  • tiki/
    • db/
      • local.php
      • ...
    • ...


Warning: The archive must contain this hierarchy directly, it must not contain a directory containing this structure, otherwise WebDeploy will fail cryptically.

To submit a new package, a SHA1 sum must be calculated. SourceForge provides it after the file is uploaded in the file information. FCIV can do it too.

Upload the file to SourceForge, then submit a package update to Microsoft.

Related links

alias

Keywords

The following is a list of keywords that should serve as hubs for navigation within the Tiki development and should correspond to documentation keywords.

Each feature in Tiki has a wiki page which regroups all the bugs, requests for enhancements, etc. It is somewhat a form of wiki-based project management. You can also express your interest in a feature by adding it to your profile. You can also try out the Dynamic filter.

Accessibility (WAI & 508)
Accounting
Administration
Ajax
Articles & Submissions
Backlinks
Banner
Batch
BigBlueButton audio/video/chat/screensharing
Blog
Bookmark
Browser Compatibility
Calendar
Category
Chat
Comment
Communication Center
Consistency
Contacts Address book
Contact us
Content template
Contribution
Cookie
Copyright
Credits
Custom Home (and Group Home Page)
Database MySQL - MyISAM
Database MySQL - InnoDB
Date and Time
Debugger Console
Directory (of hyperlinks)
Documentation link from Tiki to doc.tiki.org (Help System)
Docs
DogFood
Draw
Dynamic Content
Preferences
Dynamic Variable
External Authentication
FAQ
Featured links
Feeds (RSS)
File Gallery
Forum
Friendship Network (Community)
Group
Help
History
Hotword
HTML Page
i18n (Multilingual, l10n, Babelfish)
Image Gallery
Import-Export
Install
Integrator
Interoperability
Inter-User Messages
InterTiki
jQuery
Kaltura video management
Karma
Live Support
Logs (system & action)
Lost edit protection
Mail-in
Map
Menu
Meta Tag
Missing features
Visual Mapping
Mobile
Mods
Modules
MultiTiki
MyTiki
Newsletter
Notepad
OS independence (Non-Linux, Windows/IIS, Mac, BSD)
Organic Groups (Self-managed Teams)
Packages
Payment
PDF
Performance Speed / Load / Compression / Cache
Permission
Poll
Profiles
Quiz
Rating
Realname
Report
Revision Approval
Scheduler
Score
Search engine optimization (SEO)
Search
Security
Semantic links
Share
Shopping Cart
Shoutbox
Site Identity
Slideshow
Smarty Template
Social Networking
Spam protection (Anti-bot CATPCHA)
Spellcheck
Spreadsheet
Staging and Approval
Stats
Survey
Syntax Highlighter (Codemirror)
Tablesorter
Tags
Task
Tell a Friend, alert + Social Bookmarking
Terms and Conditions
Theme
TikiTests
Timesheet
Token Access
Toolbar (Quicktags)
Tours
Trackers
TRIM
User Administration
User Files
User Menu
Watch
Webmail and Groupmail
WebServices
Wiki History, page rename, etc
Wiki plugins extends basic syntax
Wiki syntax text area, parser, etc
Wiki structure (book and table of content)
Workspace and perspectives
WYSIWTSN
WYSIWYCA
WYSIWYG
XMLRPC
XMPP




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