Good morning everyone -
I am in need of some advice and guidance concerning the installation and functioning of the EADitor. I have downloaded the following files from the EADitor site: editor.-1109.zip ; orb eon.war and solr.war. I have placed them on my Ubuntu server at home for testing. I am running **** on an older machine. I installed using the Ubuntu guide on the Wiki and making the changes from 'localhost' to my server's IP. Everything seems to have installed, but here are a few of the challenges I've encountered.
First let me say I am attempting to access EADitor through my MacBook and have the same challenges whether I am using Safari or Firefox. I have an older Windows based laptop and have similar problems.
First it is incredibly slow. They may just be my server, but I am running Tomcat6 and another version of eXist on this same system and it isn't this slow. But again, that my be my server. I have frequent timeouts errors.
Second, and more problematic. I can't upload my existing EAD documents, which are DTD based and validate in oxygen into the system. In Safari, after I select the document I get some fake path statement pointed to a non-existent "c:" drive. In Firefox al I get is the file name - no path appears - and then an error statement that the file is invalid. Ok, so maybe I need to hand convert all 254 files to EAD schema. I can deal with that later, if I must.
So, I decide to create an EAD from scratch. It is a pleasant experience, except when I get to the component levels. Maybe EADitor is using different terms here, but what I mean is the <c> element within the <dsc> I can only make one level. For example, if I have two series, I can create a <c> level for each series, but then there are no links, plus marks, or whatever, for creating <c> levels underneath those series so that I can enter file folder descriptions. Nothing. What am I missing, or better yet, where am I missing it?
And one final thought. At some point on the Wiki, I think, I read where there was a link in the EADitor to change its style. Don't see it.
So, any assistance or direction on what I have obviously missed would be most appreciated. Thanks so much. And especially to you Ethan, for realizing that an EAD should not be chopped up into bits and stuffed into an alternative database. This is the right direction.