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bluewhale
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Registered: ‎30-07-2007

advice ...

hi,
as i'm currently 'resting' i've offered to do some free work for a med physics dept.
what they want to do is setup a site with forums/wiki etc
now my background is c# and mainly msoft so i had a look around and community server looks good
however using this is quite expensive and i would like to investigate cheaper options
what i wanted to know is there linux based packaged forums like CS
also does the webhosting that we get for free support them
also does the free webhosting support deploying silverlight controls
thanks in advance for any help 🙂
cheers
pete
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tonycollinet
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Registered: ‎14-08-2007

Re: advice ...

I'd strongly suggest Drupal at the moment. Open source content management system. Highly configurable with forum and wiki extensions. Have a look at www.drupal.org.
It will run on the CCGI webspace
bluewhale
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Registered: ‎30-07-2007

Re: advice ...

wow thanks, looks very interesting
will try and have a go at installing
does anyone know if the servers are configged to support silverlight
as in http://blogs.msdn.com/tims/archive/2008/03/18/configuring-a-web-server-to-host-silverlight-content.a...
Gabe
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Registered: ‎29-10-2008

Re: advice ...

Hi Pete,
Looks like it might be as simple as adding the following lines to your .htaccess

AddType application/xaml+xml .xaml
AddType application/x-silverlight-app .xap

but I haven't tried it, so I can't be sure.
Re Drupal, worth noting that some modules already require PHP 5, others get fixed for 5 first, and Drupal 7, which is scheduled for 09, will require PHP 5. Deployment on ccgi (PHP 4) is possible, but comes with a be-prepared-to-change-horses-in-midstream caution.
Gabe