Bugzilla – Bug 3998
Improve RLS documentation
Last modified: 2007-09-07 17:58:26
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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
Major improvement to administrator/installation guide.
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
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.