install/installFunctions.php open_page function looks like it has a story to tell... but maybe just a simple fopen would be enough.
The problem is that it does not support SSL and in some environments SSL is required. What is worse is that the installer does not warn the user about giving a HTTPS address to the server and then fails to skip the errors caused by this function as those errors are quite big ones.
Could someone change the open_page function to just fopen and add some sort of an exit logic if the test fails, as now it just keeps on trying forever or untill the server has had enough.
While STACK2 might not be meant to be used through SSL in a larger installation, people tend to do small scale tests with SSL on and this is a really annoying error to get.