I’m excited about today’s show as I’ve been wanting to get this topic on for a long time. This episode also continues a string of NEW contributors to NotesIn9.
I’m very pleased to welcome Sean Cull to NotesIn9. Today Sean will demonstrate how to install CentOS Linux and the Domino 8.5.3 server so you can have your own development environment. I’m a big fan of development environments. If you’re still developing on a production server you really should reconsider that. A good Dev server is worth it’s weight in Gold.
A couple of quick notes:
Sean has a blogged Cheatsheet here: http://seancull.co.uk/cheatsheets/linux
Even though CentOS is techically not supported, it’s almost a perfect clone of Red Hat which is supported. Since CentOS is free, it’s a pretty good solution for a development server. I used to run this myself a long time ago.
Sean is working with Domino 8.5.3 and Upgrade Pack 1. I would imagine that installing Domino 9, which is due out in December 14th as a Public Beta, would have a very similar installation.