OpenACS is the framework underlying the ]project-open[ system. Normally, we will deliver ]project-open[ bundled with the OpenACS code, so you don't even have to know about this.
However, some OpenACS users may want to install ]project-open[ on top of their already existing OpenACS and dotLrn installations. This is the target group for this "OpenACS installer".
This installer takes a fresh OpenACS 5.9 installation as a base. Please see the OpenACS installation instructions for how to get OpenACS running on Linux, Windows or other operating systems including Mac OS X, FreeBSD and Sun Solaris.
Please start with a fresh OpenACS 5.9 installation in case you have any issues.
The minimum working ]po[ system consists of the following packages. Please copy these packges into your /packages folder, go to the URL /acs-admin/apm/ and click on "Install packages". Package dependency should be ok, so these packages should be installed in the correct order:
acs-events acs-datetime intranet-core intranet-cost intranet-dynfield intranet-exchange-rate intranet-filestorage intranet-hr intranet-search-pg
Now go to the URL /intranet on your server. You should see the specific ]project-open[ layout etc.
We have tested the installation and it basically works. However, it is not designed for production use, because it lacks most of the important ]po[ business objects including Gantt Task, Financial Document etc.
The package dependency information in the rest of the ]po[ system is not well maintained, because ]po[ is normally installed as one application with most packages. So please install all of the available packages. You can disable the GUI elements of these packages in Admin -> Portlet Components and Admin -> Menus.