[Tool] Xampp / Wamp Document Root Changer v1.0

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[Tool] Xampp / Wamp Document Root Changer v1.0

Postby InsideCheater » 13. March 2013 18:00

Hello,

I have created a tool which will easily change your (apache) document root to the folder you have selected. It will automatically search for apache and your current Document Root. Have your root changed in seconds!
The reason why I developed this tool is because I am studying IT and I was getting sick of copying the websites over and over again, that's why I made this. I think it is very easy to use. During the period of this development I learnt alot and I know there are other ways to easily manage multiple roots but yeah... Just tell me what you think and maybe I will upload it! Thankyou.

This is the main form, here you can browse for your folder you want to have as your root. It will automatically check if Apache is running and it will Save and Restart if needed.
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I made this even easier... You can right click on a folder in your Windows Browser and you can choose to have it as root. The main form won't be visible during this process.
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And just for the lolz, I added an Windows 8 styled notification when it's done changing and restarting Apache! This will popup in the bottom right corner of your screen!

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Please tell me what you think!
Don't get frustated while reading my English haha. I am Dutch and just 16 years old. Dont hate on me :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
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Re: [Tool] Xampp / Wamp Document Root Changer v1.0

Postby Altrea » 13. March 2013 18:10

Hi InsideCheater,

Looks good. Which programming language did you use?
Do you want to release it as open source like all other xampp tools are?
Under which license do you want to license your tool?

If your tool would be able to create and manage virtual hosts (including the needed changes in the windows hosts file) that would be great :D

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Re: [Tool] Xampp / Wamp Document Root Changer v1.0

Postby InsideCheater » 13. March 2013 18:58

Dear Altrea,

Thank you for your fast response. I used C# as programming language.
Can you please tell me more about licensing and publishing as open source?
There will be a new version which will manage and create virtual hosts! Stay tuned haha.

-Michael
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Re: [Tool] Xampp / Wamp Document Root Changer v1.0

Postby Altrea » 13. March 2013 21:36

InsideCheater wrote:Can you please tell me more about licensing and publishing as open source?

If you release a software, it must be clear for the user what he is allowed to do with it. Licenses are important to clearify that.
There are several common Licenses for Open Source Software like Public Domain, GNU GPL, LGPL, MIT, BSD, Creative Commons, Apache, Mozilla, ...
Many of them can be found here: http://opensource.org/licenses or with the help of Google

Open Source means, that your code is available open (not compiled), visible in plain text. Official XAMPP tools are Open Source, their sources can be found in the \xampp\src\ folder and their licenses in \xampp\licenses\

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Re: [Tool] Xampp / Wamp Document Root Changer v1.0

Postby InsideCheater » 13. March 2013 21:52

Ahh alright! Hmh I am just wondering, if I improve this program and license it.
Can it be a part of the official Xampp installer? That would be great.
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Re: [Tool] Xampp / Wamp Document Root Changer v1.0

Postby Altrea » 13. March 2013 22:16

InsideCheater wrote:Ahh alright! Hmh I am just wondering, if I improve this program and license it.
Can it be a part of the official Xampp installer? That would be great.

Maybe, I don't have to decide this, and nobody knows your tool yet :) The current Xampp control panel is a user project too.
Some requirement from my point of view to use your tool would be that your tool can work together with the control panel, is stable, portable and easy to use.
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