lesson to learn CGIs

-= JB =- sundown at pacifier.com
Fri Apr 24 06:49:09 EDT 2009

I have downloaded Andre's files and can get them to work without any  
Yes, I am new to all of this so maybe the wording is confusing me.   
Andre said
his was the First On-Rev based CMS and Blog. Jacque has a lesson on CGI
which stands for Computer Gateway Interface.  For some reason I was  
these were two different ways of accessing the web and using  
Revolution.  I
was thinking the CGI gives you more ability to use Rev stacks and  
scripts and
Andre's was not actually using the engine so no need to install it.


On Apr 24, 2009, at 3:33 AM, Kay C Lan wrote:

> On Fri, Apr 24, 2009 at 6:06 PM, -= JB =- <sundown at pacifier.com>  
> wrote:
>> As for uploading the engine file which I assume is the executable  
>> renamed
>> to revolution
>> I was simply transferring it using the webdisk like I would move  
>> files on
>> my hard drive.
>> What is the proper way to install it?
> Again, I maybe off track here, but if you are doing this with on- 
> rev I don't
> think it is required. The reason for on-rev is to provide the  
> environment to
> you ready to go.
> As far as I understand, only if you already had a site up an  
> running on
> another host and transferring it to on-rev would you need to use the
> 'classic' cgi engine etc. If you are starting from scratch, and  
> this is all
> new to you, which I get the impression it is because you say you 'are
> learning from Jacques  lessons' then as you've already seen Andre's  
> blog
> example, and I believe you have downloaded his tg.zip file so as  
> far as I
> know all you need to do is amend these to your needs then transfer  
> them to
> your jb.on-rev.com domain and things should work. Hopefully Andre  
> will step
> in here but I don't think he installed the rev engine to get his  
> site to
> work.
> Note, as far as using the webdisk is concerned I did notice on the  
> on-rev
> forums that someone mentioned some trouble with it, particularly if  
> you were
> transfering a folder full of files. Might need to check to see if  
> it's OK to
> just do one file at a time.
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