This sounds really confusing. so we're now releasing new installations officially that do not exist yet downloaded 8365 times. I am lost, sorry.
Your quote... You can get the packages from the 5.2 channel (see http://openacs.org/repository/5-3/) so 5.2 is actualy 5.3!!! This indicates the whole version process seems to be messed up. How difficult can it be to provide a simple install of the latest stable installation, I really don't get it.
Why can't we have a simple seperation:
1. STABLE, WORKS OUT OF THE BOX, NEWBIE PROOF, NO DEVELOPERS NEEDED USING THE LATEST STABLE PACKAGES AUTO INSTALLED IN ONE COMMAND!
I have no intention to venture into no mans land, HEAD or whatever fancy geek worlds exist I just like to use OACS promote it and set up a business centered around the toolkit. Constant system crashes don't really help .
2. ADVENTURE LAND/GEEKWORLD... please make this a seperate world, not linked in the default oacs user environment and make sure end users access is a simple option that will not mess up a working environment. I really like all the projects folks are working on like e-commerce, accounting contacts and all the things many people are looking forward to be able to use yesterday, but please keep them seperated from the latest stable release!!
That will solve major headaches and confusion. Until today I have no idea what HEAD is where I can find it and as I am not a geek I a don't care, yet whenever the system crashes It's because I have been using HEAD without realizing it.
Will this version provide me with down loadable packages? http://openacs.org/projects/openacs/download/one-revision?revision_id=583060
All I need is XOwiki,photodb, project manager, blog, dot folio, faq events, room reservations,logger, bug tracker and DotLRN. I realy don't understand why it is impossible to install this out of the box!
3. Why not set up a failsafe test mechanism prior to releasing a new version maned by newbies (people like me) to make sure a dummy can install the latest release?