... but a slight uncertainty is still there...
Cheers Martin!! You caught me on that one.
For a Mac geek this is cruel and unusual punishment!!
OK, my breathing has slowed down . . . blood pumping fine . . . and I can see straight again.
It's OK, really, it's OK, it's OK . . .
you shouldn't do this to us Martin!
brill joke tho had me fooled for a while
Then I realised
Then I felt silly
Then I started thinking
Why did I get fooled so easliy ....?
Perhaps there is a real fear there that dotNET is better? Can someone please help me with a link to a balanced argument on the server technology debate.
Also how do you get different server technologies to interoperate? Is that what web services are for?
I ask because in my role for Hampshire LA I have to help people make decisions about how we support 71 secondaries and over 400 primaries make use of Learning Platforms (LP) when there is already at least half a dozen if not a dozen different server technologies in use providing various bits of LP functionality.
I'll include a copy here because I'm going to delete it soon from the site news.
Some big news!
After many requests from our users, and many discussions among the key Moodle developers, we've decided that PHP no longer offers us the growth path we would like, and so we'll be converting the entire code base to use the Microsoft® .NET platform.
We believe this offers the best solution to drive business value and empower our industry to harness the power of the connected workplace.
The conversion - sponsored by Microsoft® - is not easy, but we expect to have the job completed by April 1st, 2007. As part of the arrangement, we'll no longer be supporting Moodle on anything but Microsoft® servers, but they are very good so this shouldn't be a problem.
To the future!
Had me going for a couple of minutes before I noticed the posting date;
also the last phrase is just a bit of a give away!
Oh, it's actually quite easy on Debian, just do
apt-get install dotnet
and it will just work. No stress
I believe by default
apt-get install dotnet
will include the stress package.
I think you need to specify the --with no stress option for it to work as Martin specifies.
but that's because i'm an italian jokester and i was well aware of the date
in fact, soon after i finished Martin's last paragraph (the one that read "since microsoft servers are so good, there shouldn't be problems..." ) i posted this message on the Italian Forum... [and i tried to be soooo cleeveeer... just select the second-line-white-text and find out why... . ]
- paul "wise guy" swineherd
[swineherd is the exact translation of my second name...]
[obvoiusly, the original link below pointed to the NEWS FORUM item Martin removed]
NON ci POSSO CREDEREEEE...
\^o^/ che pagliaccione, Martin... date un'occhiata alla data della NEWS e capirete perché... ^__^
I CAN'T BEEELLIEEVE it...
\^o^/ what a great jokester, Martin... take a better look at the NEWS date and you will understand why... ^__^
Now, everybody will know what kind of joke Martin does.
Honestly speaking, I was very happy at first. I am a Microsoft guy with MCSE certification. For 10 minutes I felt indispensable, and was happy to hear that we are moving to .Net framework, especially Martin used the correct Microsoft marketing language. Another time Martin reconsider the idea.