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Saturday, January 24, 2009

PAMPA 1.0 - Jaxer included!

Update - Windows Home Fixed!
Version 1.0b contains hot fixes for Window$ Home Edition plus some little change to make PAMPA more robust than before during process managment.
If you already downloaded version 1.0 you can download only the Tray executable and rename it as PAMPA.exe

Please tell me if you have still problems, hoping this b version will be the final 'till 1.1 ;-)

Final Version 1.0 now served via Google Code ;-)

I am proud to announce the first Release Candidate final 1.0 release of my tiny precious PAMPA, jumped from version 0.7 to 1.0 and rewrote from the scratch considering every suggestion its users gave me during these years (project born in 2006 and completely revisited for version 1.0)

What is PAMPA-J

PAMPA means Portable Apache, MySQL, and PHP Application, in this release with Aptana Jaxer included!
(shell I consider PAMPA-J a portable Aptana Cloud?)

What does it mean: Portable

PAMPA is the first customizable and portable WAMP environment that includes Jaxer and that is completely free (but of course donations are always appreciated).
You can launch PAMPA from an USB driver, a CD-ROM (without native database write capabilities), an external Hard Disk, your Hard Disk itself, configuring MySQL data folders, session folders via php.ini, Apache folders, Jaxer folders, and reading logs, changing configuration, in a truly simple way.

Where is it?

For some reason Google Code policy is to ask sourceforge about projects with the same name, so in Google Code I had to change PAMPA project name into PAMPA-J, considering that somebody created an empty PAMPA project in sourceforge 1 year ago, while PAMPA exists at least since February 2006 ... anyway, the link I provided already should not show the RC release yet, while this one, directly from the svn, is the unofficial Release Candidate 1 Direct Download

How does it work?

All you need to do is to choose a folder to decompress PAMPA and then launch PAMPA.exe from that folder, wherever it is.
The result, by default, should be a fully configured Apache, MySQL, PHP, and Jaxer environment for your Window$ 2000/XP/Vista/7 Operating System.
I am working to create a better "splash page" to introduce PAMPA, but right now the Release Candidate shows simply the Document Root with links for some file, Jaxer public folder included ;-)

What's in

  • Apache 2.2.11

  • MySQL 5.1.30-community

  • PHP 5.3.0 alpha 3 (RC1)

  • Jaxer

  • phpMyAdmin 3.1.2

Why all this effort for a Release Candidate?
Because I am looking forward for your feedback, in order to release the first portable WAMP plus Jaxer environment with all you need to develop for your own or for distributions your applications and with all you need (in a reasonable way :D)

PAMPA-J is out, have fun! 8-)


Andrea Giammarchi said...

cheers mate :D

Anonymous said...

Seems to work on Win7, thank you! :)

Is there anything I need to look out for if I try adding Python support to Apache later on?

Andrea Giammarchi said...

can I ask you if you are on 32bit system? Apparently there is an issue with mysql and Windows 7 (Vista too)

Anyway, you need to install Python and then configure statically in the httpd.conf the WSGI or PSP module.

I am thinking in any case to add Python as WSGI in next release, since I use, sometimes, Python as well :-)

Anonymous said...

Cool, then I might just wait a bit then!
There's too, but it's 14MB by itself, so I don't know how useful that would be.

The stuff I develop tends to be embarrasingly lightweight, so I use sqlite for these usually. I feel it's easier to do backups this way as well.

Anonymous said...

Non capisco la version 0.6 funziona perfettamente.

la versione pampa-j 1.0 parte ma non mi fa accedere a mysql su vista (e mi pare anche su seven)

Andrea Giammarchi said...

probabilmente MySql non e'