The folks at
have released OpenWeb 2.0, an update to the CD that can install and configure a variety of Internet programs. This is the second edition of the OpenWeb CD. It offers several new programs and 10.1 compatibility.
The OpenWeb CD installs and configures the following apps, which work with Mac OS X 10.0.4-10.1:
Apache Web Server, the Web server that serves the majority of the World’s web content;
mod_SSL module, which provides strong cryptography for the Apache (v1.3) Web server via the Secure Socket Layer and Transport Layer Security;
PHP, a cross-platform server-side scripting language, with which you can create and serve dynamically generated Web pages;
WebDAV, which enables web sites to be authored remotely;
PDF_lib, which allows the creation of dynamic PDF files;
Tomcat, for those interested in learning to serve up Java Server Pages and Servlets;
MySQL, for serving databases on the Internet and enterprise LAN/WANs;
MyODBC/iODBC, standard Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) for accessing information from different database systems and storage formats;
phpMyAdmin/phpPgAdmin, browser-based interfaces that let you accomplish most day-to-day database administration tasks from your browser;
phpShop, a PHP-based e-commerce application development platform;
phpDig, a small HTTP spider/indexing search engine using PHP and MySQL;
phpAds, is a banner management and tracking system written in PHP;
phpPolls, which allows you to set up a voting booth on your Web site;
WebCalendar, a Web-based personal calendar;
phpSysInfo, which displays information about a Web host;
FreeType, a software font engine that supports a myriad of font formats;
SSL 0.9.6b, which scrambles data with 128-bit strong encryption between the clients Web browser and your server;
OpenSSH, a program used to securely log onto a remote machine.
The US$30 OpenWeb CD is bundled with complete documentation in HTML and PDF formats, limited technical support, and completely configured source code and de-installation software, according to Jeshua Lacock of OpenOSX. For more info go to the OpenOSX Web site.