Chapter 2. Installing Sakai OAE

Sakai OAE provides installations ranging from a kick-the-tires demonstration system to a fully customizable and rebuildable set of source files. This chapter covers three installations models:

Web Start

The Java Web Start installation downloads Sakai OAE and everything needed to get it running in a demonstration format. Web Start is a good choice if this is your first encounter with Sakai OAE. Java Web Start is the absolute fastest way to get a look at OAE’s features.

Binary Jar

The compiled Sakai OAE jar can be downloaded and run using Java on a Linux, Mac, or Windows system. The binary is a fully functional instance of OAE. To run a small pilot with a handful of users, this is a fast and simple method of getting started. The binary install includes the default look and feel and employs the Apache Derby database.

Customizable Build

When you’re ready to start customizing and scaling OAE, build the frontend and backend code. The buildable code relies on maven, and on the 3akai-ux and nakamura repositories for customization work. The 3akai-ux repository contains frontend code for customizing the look and feel of OAE. The nakamura repository has the backend code for integrating LDAP as an authentication system, and for setting up on other databases such as PostgreSQL and Oracle.

The Quickest Install: Web Start

To get started fastest, use the Java Web Start version of the software. Java Web Start lets you get a quick look at the system before installing the full ...

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