[Chameleon] Chameleon 1.99 Beta 2

Paul Spencer pagameba at magma.ca
Wed Jul 28 15:14:34 EDT 2004

Ken ...

Ken Sanderson wrote:

> Just installing the new version and had a couple general questions.
> The description of CWC2 says it allows for the creation of a chameleon
> application without a local install. Can someone give me an example of
> when you might use this? Are there limits on who can use CWC2 once you
> have it setup? I assume that my server would be doing the work of the
> other remote applications?

You would want to do this if you:

* only want to set up only one server
* you want to allow other organizations to run apps without installing 
* rapid application development
* centralized management

... and probably other reasons too

There are some limits you can place, either through the configuration 
files or through appropriate limitations in your web server.

In the configuration files, you can choose to allow or deny access to 
remote contexts and templates.  If you deny access, you effectively 
limit them to only templates and contexts hosted on the server.  You 
should also limit the "root" of the context and template files.

You can also restrict access with a .htaccess file (or IIS equivalent?)

Your server would be doing all the work.

> Do we need to install the CWC2, or is it optional? I know the folder is
> there, but if you don't want to use this feature do you need to go
> through the installation regardless? I noticed a few errors in the
> samples that I didn't have before, but I havent done the CWC2 install
> yet and wondering if that's the likely cause?

CWC2 is completely optional.  It is distributed with Chameleon but is 
only available if you actively configure it to be so.  Note that the 
MS4W version does come with it enabled.

I highly doubt that CWC2 would break the samples.  They are broken all 
by themselves :)


> Thanks,
> Ken
> Miistakis
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|Paul Spencer                           pspencer at dmsolutions.ca   |
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