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1Title   Greenstone digital library software
2
3Purpose A suite of digital library software which includes the ability to
4        serve digital library collections and build new collections
5
6Author  New Zealand Digital Library Project
7
8License GNU General Public Licence (Version 2)
9        Full terms and conditions are in the file "LICENSE.txt"
10
11Date    December 2008
12
13Version 2s2008.12.01
14
15Contents: Programs
16        Greenstone library server  A cgi program to serve digital library collections
17        Greenstone oaiserver           A cgi program to serve collections using the OAI-PMH protocol.
18        Greenstone Librarian Interface (GLI)
19                                   A graphical tool for collection building
20        Greenstone Editor for Metadata Sets (GEMS)
21                                   A graphical tool for creating and editing metadata sets used by GLI
22               
23Contents: Directory Structure
24        bin                 Executable code
25        cgi-bin             CGI scripts
26        collect             Collections
27        etc                 Configuration files, log files, user databases etc
28        gli                 Librarian Interface
29        images              Images and CSS files used by the interface
30        macros              Display macros
31        mappings            Unicode translation tables
32        perllib             Perl modules used for collection building
33       
34        If source code is present (from a source release or by adding the source component):
35        common-src   Source code and packages used when building collections and at runtime
36        build-src    Source code and packages only used when building collections
37        runtime-src  Source code and packages only used at runtime
38
39Additional Packages
40           Java Runtime Environment
41           Imagemagick
42           Ghostscript
43           Perl
44
45           Documentation and Support
46        Greenstone Website:
47                   http://www.greenstone.org
48                   Greenstone's main website.
49        Greenstone Wiki:
50                   http://wiki.greenstone.org
51                   Contains documentation, and links to manuals, tutorials etc...
52        Greenstone Mailing List:
53                   https://list.scms.waikato.ac.nz/mailman/listinfo/greenstone-users (to subscribe)
54                   greenstone-users@list.scms.waikato.ac.nz (to post)
55        New Zealand Digital Library:
56                   http://www.nzdl.org
57                   A demonstration site containing lots of collections
58
59
60Platform
61        Greenstone runs on Unix, Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/2008 and Mac OS 10.5.2 (Leopard).
62       
63       
64        The Greenstone Librarian Interface requires version 1.4 or later
65        of the Java Runtime Environment. Java 1.6 is included in the binary
66        release of Greenstone.
67
68        The Greenstone user interface uses a Web browser capable of Javascript,
69        Tables, and Frames.  Browsers that meet these requirements include:
70
71                Netscape Navigator 4.0
72                Internet Explorer 4.0
73                Mozilla
74                Safari
75
76        More recent versions of these browsers should also work (recommended).
77
78
79       
80Unix   
81Source code has been compiled and tested on Linux and Solaris.
82        Binary code requires an Intel x86-based Linux distribution which
83        includes ELF binary support and supports the GNU C library (glibc 2.0
84        or greater).  Distributions that meet these requirements include:
85
86                RedHat 5.1
87                SuSE Linux 6.1
88                Debian 2.1
89                Slackware 4.0
90
91        More recent versions of these distributions should also work.
92       
93        We have tested Greenstone 2 on the following distributions:
94                Ubuntu 8.04 & 8.10
95                Mandriva 2008 Spring
96                OpenSUSE 11
97                Fedora 6 & 9
98                CentOS 5.2
99
100Windows
101Source code can be compiled with Microsoft Visual C++ 6.0, 7 (VS 2003.Net).
102
103        Binary code has been tested on 32 bits version of:
104                Windows 2000
105                Windows XP
106                Windows Server 2003
107                Windows Vista
108                Windows Server 2008
109
110        Greenstone software (version 2.81 and later) no longer runs on
111                Windows 3.1
112                Windows 95
113                Windows 98
114                Windows Me
115                Windows NT
116
117Mac (Binary release limited to Mac OS Leopard)
118Source code has been compiled with Xcode 3.1 on Intel Mac OS 10.5.2.
119Binary has been tested on Intel Mac OS 10.5.2 (Leopard).
120
121However the source code can be compiled with other versions of Mac OS and Xcode,
122in that case please download Imagemagick and Ghostscript to recompile them from source.
123Please find more information on how to compile Greentone 2 on Mac at this page:
124http://wiki.greenstone.org/wiki/index.php/Installing_Greenstone_2_from_source_for_Beginners#Compiling_the_Source
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