Opened 12 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

#671 closed defect (fixed)

windows 7 testing

Reported by: kjdon Owned by: nobody
Priority: high Milestone: 2.84 Release
Component: Greenstone2 Runtime Severity: major
Keywords: Cc:

Description (last modified by kjdon)

John Rose has reported that greenstone doesn't work properly on windows 7.

From the mailing list, (different users)

  • I was able to install 2.83 in Win7 Home Premium without issue, no requests for privilege escalation
  • Gli from start menu didn't work, but from command line it did. windows 7, 2.83. java 1.6
  • In our case, we had some Win 7 machines work, but 1 didn't. The one that didn't was Win 7 Ultimate, not sure what the other were, or the version is related or not.

Change History (2)

comment:1 by kjdon, 12 years ago

Description: modified (diff)

comment:2 by davidb, 11 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

Testing on Windows 7 machines both 64-bit and 32-bit around department went smoothly. The situation can be confusing if the software was installed as admin and then run as a regular user. The error report for this situation in Greenstone/GLI was not at all clear. Sam has done some work improving the situation. If Greenstone finds it is not able to run as a regular user, it triggers the "raise elevation" mechanism that Windows (as of Vista) now provides.

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