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Wednesday, March 21, 2007

German translation ! (and setup issues)

Good news for our (many!) German friends!

Christian, also known as tafkas, has managed to finish a
complete translation for FP-0.703-alpha.

Awesome! Many many kudos to tafkas, who is also largely spreading the FlatPress word[1] :D

Get the German translation here

Setup issues

In the meantime tafkas (isn’t he a good guy?) also helped me with the “can’t setup” thingie that some of you had.

Open up your defaults.php and change this line

define('BLOG_BASEURL', 'http://'.$_SERVER['SERVER_NAME'].
  (($_SERVER['SERVER_PORT']!=80)? ':' . $_SERVER['SERVER_PORT'] : '') .
  BLOG_ROOT);

into this

define('BLOG_BASEURL', 'http://'.$_SERVER['HTTP_HOST'] .  BLOG_ROOT);

What’s changed ? This way you’re not using anymore SERVER_NAME but HTTP_HOST; server name is more reliable than http host, which relies on the info you send through your browser to tell PHP what’s your own webserver hostname (what a mess, huh?).

Well I need a that info to be correct so that I can generate correct links for the blog and especially have valid form POST handlers.

Well, the problem is that there’s no HTTP_HOST in IIS, so… I think I’ll have to re-add a step in the installer; I’ll see.

Another thing I’ve read is about people who can’t install and that maybe were offended by the FP installer :P

Guys, seriously, what’s so bad about reading the instructions?

It clearly says that you have to click finish to BEGIN :D

Sorry for the joke, it was intended as a measure to prevent people from just blindly clicking next/next/next in the first versions, as you really needed to read. At the moment it wouldn’t be needed anymore, but I find it funny; just think of this: personally sometimes I click the wrong button myself :D this just shows how little we care about things we’re supposed to care about :P

If I’ll have to add this hostname thing you should really pay attention when you install, so do I really have to remove it? :( It’s so funny, LOL

The point is: the more people install it successfully (having read the instructions) the less will be reporting the results of an unsuccessful installation as bugs :)

bye

PS: the exam went well :D

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[1] I was sayng “the ‘FP’ word” but it would have sounded like a dirty thing, LOL