New XAMPP-VM idea for the Mac

Problems with the Mac OS X version of XAMPP, questions, comments, and anything related.

Re: New XAMPP-VM idea for the Mac

Postby Beltran » 08. December 2017 10:01

nifhanif wrote:- when i run svn(on mac) inside vm mount folder, sometime i cant commit or update svn, until i restart finder
- when i open on sublime text editor. file show ._file almost all file have duplicate in (._file). but not show, when i open on finder on mac
- when i edit file on sublime text, require password to save, and on sometime i ca't change file, i'm rename from sublime, it won't afected


This could be related to the file permissions. Could you change the permissions of the files so "others" can also edit them? You can do from the Terminal and running "chmod -R 777 /path/to/your/files"

nifhanif wrote:maybe when create new port forwarding, it automaticaly enable when start xampp-vm, and auto save will be great


That is a great suggestion thanks. We will look into this.

ctestana wrote:I have XAMP VM running smoothly and i can see my website in my browser, but then i mount the files and try to access my htdocs folder but when opening the file nothing was there its all white . Then it popped up saying interuptted connection with a pic of my lamp root folder with an eject button.


We improved the way of mounting files in the latest versions of XAMPP VM. Could you download a new one? If you do not have any data into the VM, you can clean the directory for removing the previous VM "~/.bitnami".
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Re: New XAMPP-VM idea for the Mac

Postby qaribhug » 13. December 2017 10:45

Seems to be working fine for me. But can not find any documentation related to Virtual Host configuration, which is usually a must while developing apps locally.

Can you shed some light on this?
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Re: New XAMPP-VM idea for the Mac

Postby Nobbie » 13. December 2017 17:20

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Re: New XAMPP-VM idea for the Mac

Postby aerel » 18. December 2017 06:39

I really wish you guys had not made the VM version the default for Mac, as I just wasted a few hours downloading it and figuring out it was not what I expected and that I can't use it.

Honestly I don't understand the reason for this exercise in the first place. The point of XAMPP is the "X" - cross-platform - not "load Linux in VM so you can run LAMP in it." I don't buy the argument about greater compatibility between dev and prod environments. At best, it will be a very small minority of XAMPP users who are writing code where this would even matter, and those people have long since installed their own VMs. Besides, all my prod servers run Ubuntu, and your VM is Debian, so... it's still apples to oranges.

For me, however, the biggest annoyance comes from the fact that I routinely need to work on projects from different computers. As such, I never use the XAMPP htdocs folder. Usually, I set up a virtual host pointing to a synced folder elsewhere on my machines, so I can just pick up and go without having to worry about things staying in sync. That's impossible to do in the VM version. I'm also a lot more comfortable knowing my project files are being backed up on my machines using native backup utilities instead of being lumped into a single VM image.
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Re: New XAMPP-VM idea for the Mac

Postby Nobbie » 18. December 2017 22:47

aerel wrote:I really wish you guys had not made the VM version the default for Mac


I really dont understand what made you believing the VM version is "default" for Mac?? Lets go to the download page of Xampp, https://www.apachefriends.org/download.html and lets see, what Bitnami offers: in the OSX section i can see four(!) different downloads, the first three are "normal" installations, and only the very last link points to the VM.

What / how / why does this make the "default for Mac"? I really cannot understand that. From my point of view, the VM version is just the opposite of "default", it is the last of four different downloads. Just in case, i have a screenshot:


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What the hell makes the very last entry the "default" for you??
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Re: New XAMPP-VM idea for the Mac

Postby jeeberpow » 13. January 2018 19:12

Not a fan. I run linux VMs for test development at work, but this does not behave as I would expect. The overall implementation is awkward; the learning curve to get things running the way I like is not worthwhile. So the concept is nice, but I'll be using the traditional version.

I agree that providing this as the default Mac option is probably not wise.
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Re: New XAMPP-VM idea for the Mac

Postby Nobbie » 13. January 2018 21:05

jeeberpow wrote:I agree that providing this as the default Mac option is probably not wise.


What makes you believe, that VM is "default" Mac option? From my point of view it is the very last option of many different options, there is no "default" option, what are speaking about?
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