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INSTALL.txt version 0.8.8-alpha Sep 6, 2011
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This is version 0.8.8.sp2 - Enjoy!


This software is STABLE, that means it can be used for your projects.

Reporting Bugs

It is absolutely critical for you to report any bugs you find with this software.
If you don't, they can not be fixed. If you find a bug please 
check the bug tracker to make sure it's not already known.  If you are certain 
you have discovered a NEW bug, please log it into the bug tracker located
at under version 0.8.8.

If you have NOT found any bugs, we need to hear that too!  
Please let us know what type of system you are using and the extent of your 
testing.  Please include the OS, Apache, PHP and MySQL versions and/or the name of
the web hosting provider the testing was performed on.  A new forum has been setup
specifically to gather and discuss this format, it is located at

System requirements
ProjectPier requires a PHP web server and MySQL. The recommended web 
server is Apache, but IIS 5 and above have been reported to work also.
ProjectPier is not PHP4 compatible.
Recommended configuration:
: PHP 5.2 or greater
: MySQL 4.1 or greater with InnoDB support (see notes below)
: Apache 2.0 or greater
If you do not have these installed on a server or your personal computer, 
you can visit the sites below to learn more about how to download and install
them.  They are all licensed under various compatible Open Source licenses.	
: PHP    :
: MySQL  :
: Apache :

If you are upgrading an existing ProjectPier installation, 
see UPGRADE.txt for an upgrade procedure.



Enabling InnoDB Support

Some installations of MySQL don't support InnoDB by default.  The ProjectPier installer 
will tell you if your server is not configured to support InnoDB. This is easy to fix: 

1. Open your MySQL options file, the file name is my.cnf (Linux) - usually at /etc/my.cnf 
   or my.ini (Windows) - usually at c:/windows/my.ini.  If you are using the Uniform Server
   on Windows, the file will be named 'my-small' and will need to be edited with a unix 
   compatible editor such as PSPad or EditPad Lite.
2. Comment the skip-innodb line by adding # in front of it (like #skip-innodb). 
3. It would also be good to increase max_allowed_packet to ensure that 
   you'll be able to upload files larger than 1MB. Just add this 
   line bellow #skip-innodb line: 
   set-variable = max_allowed_packet=64M

Alternatively, just install without InnoDB support. The installer will allow you.

Changing the Language

ProjectPier installation screens are in English and English is the default language
for the program. After installation is complete, the language can be changed.

The following base languages are available:
nl_nl = Dutch
en_us = English (US)
de_de = German
es_es = Spanish
fr_fr = French

Other languages packs may be available for download at the site.

We would like to say thank you to all who are using this software and took the time to 
install the test versions. We were happy with the feedback and the contributions.
In particular the following individuals get a special thank you:

SethZora - for his remarks, ideas and testing
Kemie - for fixing the Marine theme
jokoe - for the French translation
visor7 - for the Spanish translation

About ProjectPier
ProjectPier is an Open Source project management and collaboration
tool that you can install on your own server. It is released under the 
terms of the Gnu Affero General Public License (AGPL) (see LICENSE.txt for details).