Greetings. Have been really excited to have discovered Omeka! :) At the library where I work, we started out using CONTENTdm. I thought CONTENTdm was ridiculously expensive and so my boss had me investigate Dspace and Greenstone. I looked at Dspace minimally, but I became pretty intimate with Greenstone. I made Greenstone do everything our CONTENTdm site did, functionally and visually. The "higher ups" were happy and I was proud of my work. If anyone cares to see it, it can be viewed at:
I have tried to install Omeka on my test server at work and on my personal website hosted at iPower. I have followed the instructions to a "T" (and re-read them many times) and when I browse to my installation (both sites), I just get a blank page. Even the html source is completely blank. The only thing I can think of in the instructions that I didn't do (and I admittedly don't understand) is the part about "Make sure the database you create has a collation of 'utf8_unicode_ci' and a 'utf8' charset." How do I do this? I have installed tons of "LAMP" apps and never come across anything like this.
My test server info is as follows:
- FreeBSD 7.0-STABLE
- Apache 2.2.9 (installed from port)
- mod_rewrite installed and enabled
- PHP 5.2.6 (installed from port)
- MySQL 5.1.26 (installed from port)
I didn't see anything any my apache-error log that was helpful or relevant.
Looking forward to checking out Omeka!! :D