[K12OSN] SME and esmith

Selzler, Bruce SelzlerB at esuhsd.org
Thu Jul 7 22:13:36 UTC 2005

Hello Team,
I was wondering what the advantages of SME and esmith are with regard to Moodle.  I am  planning on setting up another instance of Moodle at our school and had originally planned to install it on a K12LTSP installation.  I've installed Moodle on Red Hat 9 and found it very simple.  I assumed that installing on K12LTSP or Fedora would be just as easy.  Is this not the case?  Are there real performance advantages to SME?  And what exactly is esmith?  Let me know what you think.
- Sez

	Message: 13
	Date: Sun, 03 Jul 2005 01:35:19 -0400
	From: "David Trask" <dtrask at vcsvikings.org>
	Subject: Re: [K12OSN] K12LTSP Moodle easy install
	To: "Support list for opensource software in schools."
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	Just FYI....since I noticed John Ballie's name on this message (and he
	attended the Northeast Linux Symposium in Maine two weeks ago)....the NELS
	site is a Moodle site and it happens to be hosted on an SME server...I
	love SME...I have a whole bunch of them for various purposes ranging from
	Firewall/gateway/router/proxy/Dansguardian.....to simple NFS install
	server housing all my images for deployment over the network.  The
	installation of Moodle is very simple.  Simply untar it in the html or www
	directory....create a database for it....I use  "mysql_setpermissions" and
	then run the install.
	"Support list for opensource software in schools." <k12osn at redhat.com> on
	Saturday, July 2, 2005 at 2:11 PM +0000 wrote:
	>Alan wrote:
	>Hi gang
	>I am happy to see that fellow educators are picking up on the
	>versatility and power of Moodle. I am familiar with an SME-esmith/Moodle
	>install combo that works very well out of the box with just a minimum
	>amount of configuration (http://www.tech-
	>geeks.org/contrib/mdrone/moodle/moodle-installation.html) - However it
	>needs a dedicated SME server
	>(http://contribs.org/modules/phpwiki/index.php?Downloads). My question
	>is, can the ease of install for SME be ported over to our type of
	>server? I've tried several times to install Moodle in different K12LTSP
	>versions, but had to give up as being too time consuming and

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