Dave Johnson on open web technologies, social software and Java
Above: a random selection of photos from my Flickr photo-stream.
To make it easier for folks to try Roller, I have created a standalone Roller demo by bundling Roller with JSPWiki, Tomcat, and the tiny pure-Java HSQLDB database. Everything is preconfigured and ready to run. All you need to do to try Roller is the following:
1. Download roller-demo-0.9.9.2.zip from SourceForge (an 18MB download) 2. Unzip the file into a directory on your hard-drive (directory name should have no spaces) 3. Ensure that the JAVA_HOME environment variable is set to point to your JDK 4. Ensure that CATALINA_HOME is NOT set in your environment 5. To start Roller, either: - on Windows: open the Roller bin directory and double-click on startup.bat - on UNIX: cd to the Roller bin directory, chmod +x on all files, run ./startup.sh 6. Point your browser at http://localhost:8080 7. Login as testuser1/testuser1, admin/admin, or register as a new user 8. Get rollin'