[Opensim-users] Making Viewer Portable

Len Brown lenwbrown at gmail.com
Fri Jun 5 19:47:18 UTC 2009


No, SQLite is WAY too weak for any real building and scripting.  The main
reason I went with MySQL is because if using the SQLite you do not have what
is called "persistence."

For example, with the internal SQLite, if you put on a new skin and
clothing, when you shutdown and restart OpenSim you return to the default
Ruth and have to put your skin, clothing, and shape, etc back on EVERY time
you restart.

But with MySQL all those settings are preserved, so you can log out, reboot
the system even, and when you load everything back up and log in, your skin,
shape, clothing, etc are all instact just as you left them when you were
last logged in.

That is just one of several reasons why MySQL is superior to SQLite, in my
humble opinion...

On Fri, Jun 5, 2009 at 1:25 PM, Dirk Krause <dirk.krause at pixelpark.com>wrote:

> cool idea in general.
>
> But wouldnt it be easier to have the low-end sqlite if it's supposed to be
> portable (as in very standalone)?
>
>
> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: opensim-users-bounces at lists.berlios.de im Auftrag von Len Brown
> Gesendet: Fr 05.06.2009 18:10
> An: opensim-users at lists.berlios.de
> Betreff: Re: [Opensim-users] Making Viewer Portable
>
> Actually I missed that!  I followed a few links from there and found
> exactly
> the information I was looking for (I think).  I'll try and test it all out
> this afternoon and see if it's as stated.
>
> BTW, for those interested, I discovered that if I install XAMPP (
> www.apachefriends.org) I can run MySQL from a thumb and configure OpenSim
> to
> use MySQL using the standard information found various places online.  This
> way I can insure that even my "external" MySQL database can easily be
> backed
> up along with OpenSim.
>
> To make things even easier, I downloaded the Portable Apps launcher base (
> http://portableapps.com/download) and then installed XAMPP linked from the
> same site along with the XAMPP launcher.  The only things that would really
> make my day (and I am currently working on accomplishing this) is to launch
> OpenSim and the viewer of choice from the Portable Apps launcher so that
> OpenSim, the MySQL database and the Viewer can all be launched directly
> from
> a thumb drive and all data saved to it as well.
>
> :)
>
> On Fri, Jun 5, 2009 at 9:02 AM, Lúthien Athariel <
> luthien.athariel at gmail.com
> > wrote:
>
> > Hi,
> >
> > possibly you've already seen this before, but just in case:
> >
> > http://portableapps.com/node/15340
> >
> > - l
> >
> > 2009/6/5 Ethan Grammatikidis <eekee57 at fastmail.fm>
> >
> >> On Thu, 4 Jun 2009 21:47:31 -0500
> >> Len Brown <lenwbrown at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> [...]
> >>  I have copied the installation
> >> > directory of the Hippo viewer to the thumb as well but discovered that
> >> when
> >> > I made changes to the viewer those changes were ignored when loading
> on
> >> a
> >> > different computer.
> >> >
> >> >      I realized the viewer settings are all saved to the system
> registry
> >> > (I'm using Windows XP).  Would it be possible to instead compile a
> >> viewer so
> >> > that all internal changes are instead saved to an ini file - like
> >> OpenSim
> >> > is?  This way a person could have a truly 100% portable copy of
> OpenSim,
> >> > MySQL server and viewer all on a thumb drive and keeping all settings
> >> intact
> >> > when going from system to system.
> >>
> > ...
> >
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