[Koha] Installing koha on window

Mark Tompsett mtompset at hotmail.com
Wed Dec 10 08:17:22 NZDT 2014


I think the problem is that some people do not understand the difference 
between a desktop application and a web-based application. The key 
difference being where is the processing done, and where does the visual 
output show up.

A desktop application running under Windows, means the program needs to be 
written specifically to run on Windows, because the processing and display 
are on that specific desktop computer. Windows is doing the processing, and 
Windows is doing the displaying.

A web application is different. The processing is done elsewhere. To install 
Koha, you are actually installing the thing that does the processing, not 
what does the displaying, because any* browser on any** computer can view 
and use Koha.

* there are limitations, but not because of Koha, but rather because some 
browsers are really awful.
** there are limitations, because to access you actually have to be able to 
network the server where you installed Koha to the client's computer where 
the browser is calling from.

Just in case this was the conversation that needed to occur. :)

Mark Tompsett 

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