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December 13, 2009
11:53
Come in, we are now Open !

 

The new storytlr banner !

 

Hello storytellers,

 

As promised a while ago, we are open sourcing our platform. A first version is now available at http://storytlr.googlecode.com with a detailed set of instructions on how to install.

 

With this code, you can host your own storytlr on your own server (or on a shared hosting environment). By default, it is setup as a single user mode, but you can easily change it to a multi user host and therefore reproduce the exact service we are hosting on the current storytlr.com.

 

We release the code under an Apache 2 license, which is non restrictive. This means that you can do anything with this, even create a successful business :-) 

 

If you have questions, issues or ideas, please post them on the mailing list. We will do our best to monitor and answer them. We also count on your help to provide support to other users having trouble installing.

 

We are looking forward to your feedback and plan to keep on working on this in the next weeks to bring it to a stable 1.0 release.

 

Thanks a lot for your ongoing support and tweets,

 

Cheers,

 

-Laurent and Alard

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nice Gravtar
on 13 Dec 09 at 12:59 CET
Yay finally!

I tried to install it on localhost

The specified cache directory (/tmp) does not exist.

Where should I create that tmp folder. I tried to create in the storytlr root and in /protected but it doesnt't work :(
koos Gravtar
on 13 Dec 09 at 15:28 CET
great! I feel a project coming up over Christmas holidays! Pity you're stopping though.
wuenschmedia Gravtar
on 14 Dec 09 at 2:40 CET
This is great news! Thanks very much for your work!
machbio Gravtar
on 14 Dec 09 at 17:26 CET
this is awesome news.. will make the most of it.. and keep the spirit of story telling going..
machbio Gravtar
on 14 Dec 09 at 17:26 CET
this is awesome news.. will make the most of it.. and keep the spirit of story telling going..
machbio Gravtar
on 14 Dec 09 at 17:26 CET
this is awesome news.. will make the most of it.. and keep the spirit of story telling going..
tissy Gravtar
on 16 Dec 09 at 11:42 CET
thanks a lot!
simplychuck Gravtar
on 22 Dec 09 at 20:37 CET
This is a thing of beauty! Sub-domain install on Bluehost worked as advertised. Thank you!
diamondtearz Gravtar
on 30 Dec 09 at 17:54 CET
Wonderful platform. Thanks for sharing it with the community! Iinstalled it at http://unity3dstream as a shared stream for the Unity Game Engine Developer Network and am looking forward to making some additions and contributing them to the community.
khurt Gravtar
on 16 Jan 10 at 18:02 CET
Bummer. Now anyone wanting to use this has to hire and expert.

I think advocates for open source are really advocates for consulting services. You either grok it or hire someone who does.
danieldevine Gravtar
on 21 Jan 10 at 1:12 CET
khurt this is a newly open source piece of code so of course it has rough edges on the installation.
After a few bugs have been fixed it should be a simple case of extracting the files from a .zip and following 6 simple instructions!
I have installed it at my site at ddevnet {dot} net (there are too many spammers here to safely just give you the normal URL).

Also, because of the way Storytlr works if I wanted to set up an instance and invite random people I easily can - I could even convert my current site to be a multi-user install in just a minute of work!
khürt Gravtar
on 21 Jan 10 at 20:31 CET
@danieldevine

I can compile my own Apache, perl and PHP with OpenSSL etc from source ... and yet after a week screwing with storytlr I don't have a working install. The storytlr discussion group has not helped much with information either. I hope you can understand my frustration.
beminezone Gravtar
on 28 Apr 10 at 12:59 CEST
Great job, i will update your news about this application in my blog. keep on
Ekasit Gravtar
Ekasit
on 2 May 14 at 7:07 CEST
Great job, Thank you