. Regular installations will opt to use unicode and UTF-8 as character encoding, but, when using MySQL 4.1+, you shoudl avoid id. To do that, open the file mysql.properties and change the value of the keys "mysql.encoding" and "mysql.unicode" to empty (eg, mysql.unicode= ).
This infers that if I am using a version of MySQL prior to 4.1 (which I am) then I should NOT change the keys 'mysql.encoding' and 'mysql.unicode' to empty. However, they were already set to empty when I unzipped the package.
Creating the database tables
Populating the Tables
Now, look for a file named new_rename.htm in the root directoy. If it exists, rename it to index.htm (delete the existing index.htm first).
It mentions what to do "If it exists" but what if it does not exist ? Am only asking because it certainly does not exist on my installation
if you're going to use the file attachments support, the directoy you'd chosen to store the files ("uploads" by default) should also be writable.
I think this directory has been renamed "upload" by default.
I have spent three hours trying to install this (tried the wizard first time and that failed for a variety of reasons) ~ and still I can only update values in the forum (no inserts as explained in an earlier post https://coderanch.com/t/577140 ). JForum looks like it could be a great product for the Java platform but still a way to go on the installation process to match PHP-based forum installs.
[originally posted on jforum.net by heatherfraser]