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Does anyone know of any good open-source blogging applications that can easily be installed under Websphere?

Everything I've found seems to be installable under the Apache/Tomcat... however, I can't seem to sort out how to make it go under Websphere.

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Terri Layman wrote:
Everything I've found seems to be installable under the Apache/Tomcat... however, I can't seem to sort out how to make it go under Websphere.



Can you clue us in to what you've tried and what problems you had? I'd hate to waste time suggesting something that you've already discounted.
 
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Pretty much the same as installing under Tomcat, except for inserting step 0, "Take out your wallet".

Seriously, it shouldn't be a problem. Pick one, and if you have any problems installing it, ask them in our IBM/Websphere forum.
 
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Joe Ess wrote:

Terri Layman wrote:
Everything I've found seems to be installable under the Apache/Tomcat... however, I can't seem to sort out how to make it go under Websphere.



Can you clue us in to what you've tried and what problems you had? I'd hate to waste time suggesting something that you've already discounted.



I've looked at JRoller, pebble, pebble-struts, and a host of others. Many come with the sole instruction of "download this .war file, extract under your server and restart". Now, I'm not an expert at WS by any means, as I only use it for coding and testing... I've never "plugged in" a third party item under it.

Another quirk of our web universe here is that we run DB2 on an AS400 as our database back end. So, as long as whatever solution I go with can be uh, "shoehorned" into accepting our JDBC connections, all should be well. However, I'm running into the "Oh, this works in Apache/TC/X, but only works with MySQL, Oracle, etc..."

If there was only some sort of widget out there to take oh, WordPress or similar and transfigure it into Java-struts... life would be so much better!

Thanks,
-Terri
 
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Ernest Friedman-Hill wrote:Pretty much the same as installing under Tomcat, except for inserting step 0, "Take out your wallet".

Seriously, it shouldn't be a problem. Pick one, and if you have any problems installing it, ask them in our IBM/Websphere forum.



Please see my response to Joe Ess. It details a bit more of my confusion state, as it were.

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Really, deploying a WAR file on Websphere isn't any different. But as as far as DB2 goes, that might be another story. It's a rare package that uses sufficiently simple, generic SQL statements that they'll run on every database you throw them at. You might have to modify some of the queries if you can't find one that already claims to run with DB2.
 
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Ernest Friedman-Hill wrote:Really, deploying a WAR file on Websphere isn't any different. But as as far as DB2 goes, that might be another story. It's a rare package that uses sufficiently simple, generic SQL statements that they'll run on every database you throw them at. You might have to modify some of the queries if you can't find one that already claims to run with DB2.



Yes, but for those of us who have never dealt with a third-party war file under anything (or hell, a war file of our own creation), it may as well be Greek.

And I'm sure that some clue will be given, and it will be all simple.. but in the mean time, I'm lost in the wilderness with nary a compass to guide me.
 
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Pebble in particular doesn't use a database. It uses flat XML files. Did you try deploying it? What problems did you have?
 
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Joe Ess wrote:Pebble in particular doesn't use a database. It uses flat XML files. Did you try deploying it? What problems did you have?



I never got to trying it, due to not knowing how to follow the directions here: http://pebble.sourceforge.net/installation.html

It's again, "unpack WAR, restart" type directions, and I don't know how to deal with WAR files.

The other problem is I don't know how this would wind up re-bundled in our Websphere EAR projects, as that's how all our apps have to be deployed.

I guess perhaps, I'm about as clear as mud, huh?
 
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It sounds like your problem isn't blogs. It sounds like you don't know how to use Websphere.
Consult your documentation and figure out how to deploy a WAR. I use Weblogic most of the time, and we have a handy GUI to do such tasks with. I'm sure Websphere has the same.
As for EAR files, you can embed a WAR inside an EAR.
The only problem I anticipate with Pebble is that it uses flat files, so it will need a directory that it has permission to read/write to.
 
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