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What is the best OS?

What is the best OS?

Tuesday 12 July 2011 12:02:05 pm - 10 replies


According with your experience, what is the best OS to use with eZ Publish? I suppose that Linux but, what distribution?


Tuesday 12 July 2011 12:24:19 pm

Its a personnal choice :

Use eZ Publish : Linux/Debian

Development: Mac Os X

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Tuesday 12 July 2011 12:58:45 pm

I think they are all equivalent. The question is rather "What s is the best configuration on Linux to use eZPublish?"

Tuesday 12 July 2011 2:20:00 pm

All are fine...

My flavor is REDHAT/CENTOS.

We also build rpm packages around the OS as a part of standardization.

Tuesday 12 July 2011 2:32:39 pm

In this case, my favourite is Ubuntu-server OS because of "aptitude", my best friend big-smile.gif Emoticon

Tuesday 12 July 2011 2:37:11 pm

Yeah, an OS-troll ! I like !

I am personally developing on Mac OS, very convenient, allowing almost as much flexibility as when i was running Ubuntu. The compiling of PHP sometimes is a bit tedious, but macports helps a lot.

For production setups, i would definitely recommend Debian 6 or RHEL6, as advised here.

So, what's your flavors for dev/production ?

Tuesday 12 July 2011 2:52:41 pm

All major Linux distros should be fine, but Debian 6 and Redhat 6 is currently the only certified distros (see link by Nico)

Would maybe be a bit careful about using SLES though as SP2 will be out in December*, but there is no word about PHP version, hence you might be stuck on PHP 5.2 until SLES 12 in late 2013*.

* http://www.slideshare.net/NOVL/suse-linux-enterprise-technology-roadmap

Modified on Tuesday 12 July 2011 2:53:59 pm by André R

Tuesday 12 July 2011 4:07:12 pm

Slitaz. When finish work, pull out pendrive and hide project in my pocket. I think, better spend more time with girlfriend, than asking about such basic things blunk.gif Emoticon

Tuesday 12 July 2011 11:13:42 pm

Yes, the perfect prod environment... :P

Wednesday 13 July 2011 1:28:24 am

The real question is what are the options your hosting company provides - a lot of them - especially for the virtual servers will only give you a Redhat option (at least until recently anyway).

The rest comes down to personal choice.

I prefer debian because of apt-get and I find the debian packages have sane defaults.  For the Centos/Redhat machines I've administered, I've always ended up having to compile things from source - apache, imagemagick, php, apc... where for debian I don't actually remember the last time I had to compile anything from source (that I didn't write myself).  I also find Redhat/Centos packages to be always out of date.  But, there are people who prefer Redhat - for reasons that I cannot fathom.  Oh, and then there are Suse people and Gentoo people... basically it is really a personal choice.

Sure, things can be tricky with debian especially when test becomes stable - I tend to run test except for the first 3-6 months after there is a transition.  And, at this point on machines with mixed 4.3/4.4/4.5 installations I've got php pinned to 5.2.14 so that it'll work with them all.

I also have been using debian/kde almost exclusively for my desktop/laptop environment at home and in the office since about 2003. That's about the time of the Redhat Fedora split, when I went looking for another OS.  Before that it was Redhat/Gnome since about... dunno, about 1997.

I also compile my own kernel from the latest stable.  Today I'm running  So, yeah, maybe I'm not a good barometer.

My pendrive is a dual-boot knoppix/backtracks ( http://www.knoppix.net/,http://www.backtrack-linux.org/ ) - both are debian derivatives...  I had ezpublish running off of a backtracks usb installation but it was so !@#$#$# slow that it wasn't worth doing.  I would have to roll my own there and make it run off the live version to make it doable - but I've never bothered doing it.

Wednesday 27 July 2011 1:49:15 pm

Hi all, 

always compiling from source, so all Linux distro is OK (RHEL, CentOS, Debian etc.).

On my production platform, i'm using Debian and RHEL; It depends on my customer and projects.

I-ve often asked this question about eZ support and QA: which Linux distro we have to deploy :p

So, since 3 years ago, i follow the strict version mentionned in Requirements page (compile from source):
Debian 5.0, Linux 2.6


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