Missing support info - what XAMPP version and which Windows OS?
Juox wrote:I have read that it's not recommendable to use xampp as local server in two computers
Where exactly did you read this little gem?
It is not recommended to run XAMPP as a production server but rather as a development environment only on any computer, single or multiple - \xampp\readme_en.txt
Other good reading:http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp-windows.htmlhttp://www.apachefriends.org/en/faq-xampp-windows.html
Juox wrote:...I wonder as newbie if I can use the Windows Briefcase to synchronize folders in xampp?
I have no idea what Windows Briefcase is but one would assume that is has some sort of documentation with it that would help you with this issue.
You would need to synchronize any files and folders that you changed on one computer with the other computer and visa versa - but as a general rule simply copying over the entire xampp
installation folder, (or configuring Briefcase to do it
), would be the way to go especially if you have the xampp
folder located in the same location on each PC, as XAMPP does not make registry entries
Windows adds registry entries if you run any XAMPP component as an NT Service ie. you have ticked any of the Svc
boxes in the XAMPP Control Panel
...but in a development environment, starting and stopping XAMPP components manually would, IMHO, be a much better idea all round as it would not entail any Registry entries at all and make it easier to sync your PCs (remove the ticks in the Svc boxes in XCP
Often it is best to make a Copy of xampp
folder by dragging it holding down the Ctrl key, as a fall back measure, then having a go at doing what you want to do with your Briefcase app. as it may then show up more readily how this synchronization all falls into place.
If things go pear shaped then simply delete the xampp
folder and replace by renaming your Copy of xampp
again, then you will be back to square one and can have another attempt using a different approach perhaps.
If your attempts at using Briefcase have a successful outcome then simply delete the Copy of xampp
folder and once again you will moving forward.