Just last week, I learned about what’s new with Roller in 4.0
Thought it was finally time to try my own installation after being a one time user of this Roller platform on JRoller as user on http://www.jroller.com/interjavanet/ . I had forgotten my password over on that blog, and it did not seem to be stright forward on how you get your password reset.
Did I mention that Roller is now on Apache at http://roller.apache.org ?
They have their own wiki now at http://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/ROLLER
Anyway, I am using the mysql database (5.0.41 community edition) with roller 4
(apache-roller-src-4.0-rc9) which i placed in Tomcat’s webapps directory naming the folder roller4_0 .
I am using tomcat 5.5 with java5.
Setup: Tomcat’s common/classes folder have placed file roller-custom.properties:
Important: You need to put the mysql driver, and two other jars into Tomcats’s common/lib directory:
- activation (obtained from my java 5 lib folder)
- mail (obtained from my java 5 lib folder)
AFter starting Tomcat, I go to the main screen via url http://localhost:8080/roller4_0/index.jsp
which says I have a successful connection but have no tables . So I click the button to create the tables.
Then, I get the page to create users and the blog.