Bug 3998 - Improve RLS documentation
: Improve RLS documentation
Status: RESOLVED FIXED
: Replica Location
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Reported: 2005-12-06 20:15 by
Modified: 2007-09-07 17:58 (History)


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Description From 2005-12-06 20:15:46
Improve RLS documentation: We need to update the documentation to reflect our 
recent greater emphasis on the use of binaries for installation. Also need to 
update database documentation, with particular emphasis on ODBC libraries such 
as UNIX ODBC. We will also review and update command line and API 
documentation.
------- Comment #1 From 2006-05-26 16:22:31 -------
Major improvement to administrator/installation guide. 
------- Comment #2 From 2007-09-07 17:58:26 -------
An extensive evaluation of RLS prerequisite software was done. Major pitfalls
in the installation process were examined and troubleshooting tips were
documented. For instance, known working combinations of iodbc, unixODBC,
Postgres ODBC libraries, MySQL ODBC libraries, Postgres servers, and MySQL
servers were tested and documented along with configure options that seemed
ideally suited to each known combination of popular software. The installation
guide was completely rewritten to improve its organization as well as its
completeness.

With the release of embedded database support for RLS, the guide was again
revisited. This time the changes were relatively minor. Many of the once
required manual steps are now optional for interested power users. The
extensive work done in the previous iteration of the guide is still relevant
and important to current and future users of RLS.