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Tue 12 Jul 2005

WebMon 1.1.1 with PHP and WebDav Support

Category : Technology/webmon111.txt

I've released WebMon 1.1.1. WebMon can now turn on PHP and WebDav on the web server with just one click. The WebDav folder name and path, login user name, and password can all be customised. The WebDav folder can be used to store (and publish) iCal calendars.

The folder name, login, and password correlates with the three fields on iCal's Publish Calendar dialog box. It's really powerful being able to integrate the use of shared calendars. Together with ability to store address book data on a shared LDAP server, we've got the beginnings of a pretty promising Customer Relationship Management System on the Mac with largely off-the-shelf parts. One day, I'll get there.

After this, it will be SSL - turning on SSL using test certs that you can generate from within WebMon. And then, the ability to make a certificate request to an issuing authority. And finally, the ability to stick a "real" cert into the web server. And all without needing to know any Unix.

After all that, I'll be going back to DNS Enabler. I'm this close to making DNS Enabler work for the public network (rather than just the local network).

I'm trying to build this suite of applications that can help people put a business together quickly using the Mac. I can visualise how it'll all work. And we could tie in PayPal so that you could just sell your stuff (and collect money) on the web (assuming you have stuff to sell that people want to buy). Hai Hwee's going to have Luca, the accounting system, ported over to Objective-C soon, using an embedded SQLite database that will make it so much easier to deploy and install. So the key is to figure out how it'll all come together and make it sing.

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