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From Mohammed obaidan <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Re: GUI for configuring Apache httpd by editing httpd.conf
Date Sun, 15 Feb 2009 12:23:02 GMT

I will look in that more thoroughly.


On Sun, Feb 15, 2009 at 3:12 PM, Norman Peelman <> wrote:

> Mohammed obaidan wrote:
>> Hi,
>> OK I am really happy with the replies here and really appreciate your
>> opinions and ideas.
>> Since Apache is used on more UNIX machines than Windows machines, it
>> seems that the audience here are Linux users and are willing to edit
>> the file by a text editor without any helping tool. However, in my
>> point of view, I think when a Windows user want a simple web server
>> will go for IIS because it has a GUI. This will affect Apache usage
>> share, though not that much but at least will have an impact.
>> Regarding the GUI for the modules, I think that every module creator
>> can for example implement a simple plugin for my tool, as you said,
>> since it will needs lots of time and effort. Perhaps I will look at
>> the modules structure  and how they work. If there is a possibilty to
>> make a standard plug in for modules that can be easily added to the
>> tool.
>> Regarding installing a basic Apache on Windows, it is not an easy
>> task. It is easy iff you install it from a package like XAMPP.
>> Regarding the users that will use this tool, I think the majority of
>> the users will be Windows users and users who are Windows users but
>> using Linux as a server.
>> I think such a tool will contribute a lot to Apache since it will ease
>> it configuration. I know that most of you are thinking that this tool
>> for Windows users that are so lazy to do it by hand. However I think
>> it will help them and people who are switching to Linux like myself.
>> One final note, I will read about the modules and their structure.
>> Maybe I need more understanding of them to progress. Also, I really
>> appreciate your comments and ideas about this issue and I hope if some
>> experts join our discussion.
>> Regards
>  webmin has an installer for Windows. Windows is in the supported os list.
> You can contribute to webmin. Why not just help make the webmin apache
> module more robust. I use webmin when I feel like it, text editor when I
> don't. webmin has already done most of the work for you, no need to reinvent
> the wheel.
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