I got an email today from Gerhard Zielinski, CEO of YellowTip Software BV, informing me that they included b2evo in their YellowTip Web Server.
It is a free open-source package that will allow you to easily install everything you need to run b2evo locally on your Windows machine: Apache, PHP, MySQL and b2evolution. All in one step and ready to use!
As an added benefit, you also get Zend Optimizer and phpMyAdmin.
I cannot test it right now but I think this is cool enough to deserve immediate relaying on this site. Here's the press release:
YellowTip Web Server 2.0 released!
29 April 2004
The YellowTip development team proudly introduces the next major release of YellowTip Web Server, version 2.0.
The main new feature of Web Server 2.0 is the inclusion of Apache 2. Apache 2 was developed with Windows deployment in mind. As a result it's much faster and much more stable than previous Apache releases for Windows. Next to Apache 2, Web Server 2.0 includes the latest stable versions of PHP, MySQL, Zend Optimizer and phpMyAdmin.
Due to high demand, our developers have included a selection of the most popular Open Source packages with Web Server 2.0: PostNuke, phpBB, b2evolution and Gallery.
The YellowTip Web Server was developed to make available a highly professional and easily installable package of Apache2, PHP4, MySQL4, phpMyAdmin and Zend Optimizer for the Windows platform (Win2K, WinXP).
With a convenient all-in-one installer, all components are installed in a single directory and can be used immediately after the installation process has completed. An uninstaller allows you to remove the YellowTip WebServer from your computer.
I’ve installed it, and it works brilliantly. I never had time to install apache locally before, but this configures everything. I fully recommend it!
One problem with it: they’ve included b2evo 0.8.7 with it, not 0.8.9.