I don't know of any reduction in functionality running on Windows, there
are just some differences in the way it needs to be installed. The main
issue is that the scripts in dspace/bin don't work. A couple are Perl
scripts, so you'll need Perl installed to get them to work. You'll need
to adapt other scripts that need automatically running every day/week
(e.g. the "subs-daily" script which sends out emails about newly added
items) and add them to Windows' "scheduled tasks".
See this Wiki page:
Lester Bowser from Indiana University of Pennsylvania has got all this
working (including the scheduled tasks). I hope he or someone else will
contribute back some scripts to make running DSpace on Windows even
> -----Original Message-----
> From: dspace-tech-admin@...
> [mailto:dspace-tech-admin@...] On Behalf Of=20
> Alvin Hutchinson
> Sent: 17 May 2005 18:37
> To: dspace-tech@...
> Subject: [Dspace-tech] Windows Shortcomings?
> Although the DSpace site states that it is developed for Linux/Unix, I
> realize that some people have installed recent versions on=20
> Windows servers.
> Does anyone have specific information on sacrifices in=20
> functionality by
> installing DSpace (any version, preferably 1.2.2) on the=20
> Windows operating
> system? I am interested in a broad range of experiences, general or
> specific that list failings, inadequacy or caveats of running=20
> DSpace on
> Also, if there is a list of Windows OS DSpace sites I would=20
> like to know
> about it and would be happy to contact individuals in my=20
> area. Any users are
> welcome to reply off-list if you think it is more appropriate.
> Thanks for any reply,
> Alvin Hutchinson
> Smithsonian Institution Libraries
> Washington, DC 20008
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