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Just a quick question as I'm laying the ground work for tackling an addon: other than say archiving what you have and using the addon installer to install, test, remove, install again, test, remove, etc. as dev goes forward, is there a better method to view the progress of work within the OCP framework whilst developing for it?

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Easiest thing is to get your own computer running a web server (ocPortal Tutorial: Installing ocPortal on a Windows desktop). You can then just put new files directly in the right dirs under your install (e.g. site/pages/minimodules_custom/foo.php if you were writing a minimodule called 'foo'). Edit them using a decent text editor (when I used Windows I used ConTEXT). You can just load up directly as you go to test (e.g /site/?page=foo).
Only when you're done do you need to export the addon. That works by taking files already in your install and packaging them up. Actually installation of an addon just places the files from a tar and installs any modules- if you put the files there yourself in the first place, and are loading up pages as you test, that's already all handled.


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Aces, thanx Chris! I have one (what I consider to be) advantage: I run Linux on my desktop so I don't have to worry about the Windoze tomfoolery!  ;)  :thumbs:

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In which case, I'm a fan of Kate if you happen to have KDE installed :).


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Actually, I'm running Gnome with KDE libs and Kate is front and centre…excellent editor!!

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Developing a webiste on the desktop and uploading to a server

Hi I am  newbie to OCP. I just need to know how if it is possible to work on a website on the desktop, and then upload to a hosting server when done ?

This would be a most convenient way to create a website, getting all things sorted before setting up on a hosting server.

Any methods and correct processes would be most welcome.

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