On May 14, 2014, at 6:31 PM, Mike Austin wrote:
On Wed, 14 May 2014, Andrew Hendrickson wrote:
This is a long shot, but is anyone else at UVM deploying ARK? It’s an open source application for recording archaeological project data. I have a client interested in installing this on an appropriate server, but I thought I’d check to see if such a beast was already in use at UVM.
Not that I know of. But it looks like this may run on our silk hosting environment pretty well if you are looking for a place to run it. (and have someone who will be responsible for updating it and signing up for any security-related announcements for the product)
I told Andrew this sounded like a CTL project. He hooked me up with Parker VanValkenburgh, Ph.D. After small struggle, managed to get it installed on http://ctl.w3.uvm.edu/ark . But it is kinda sucky, difficult to use, several PHP coding errors. Parker also looking at one other system, entitled FAIMS, which is still in the latter stages of Alpha, I believe. Here is the link:
the wiki for the fairs server.
This wants Ubuntu, and installation on a portable ‘server’ than can be carried into the field, not necessarily with internet axis.
Implementing this lead to discovery of VirtualBox, a fee open source hyperviser virtual machine environment. Installed on my Mac, installed Ubuntu, and imported mt Parallels Windows 8 VM. See separate post for that.
Now waiting for FAIMS servers to come back online before proceeding