I am totally new in using Shindig. I decided to use the PHP-Kit for my first install of "shindig-1.1-BETA5-incubating-php.tar.bz2". After giving the install a try - I was left totally disappointed. I have done the setup as described in README of the tar-Package. It didn't run out of the box - after fixing some values in container.php I was able to get "any" result by calling the todo-example (Url "http://localhost:8090/gadgets/ifr?url=http://www.labpixies.com/campaigns/todo/todo.xml").
There are still too much errors to use this in production. The Todo-example has thrown out something "yellow" looking somehow like what I should have to expect. But totally unfunctional and with this PHP-error:
Notice: Undefined index: opensocial in /srv/www/default/htdocs/shindig-1.1/src/gadgets/GadgetFeatureRegistry.php on line 107 Notice: Undefined index: dynamic-height.util in /srv/www/default/htdocs/shindig-1.1/src/gadgets/GadgetFeatureRegistry.php on line 107
I also gave some other Gadgets a try - most of them were throwing out XML-Errors, Error-Backtraces or just a blank page.
For me as PHP-developer this experience was realy disappointing as nothing worked as it should do for a first try in a new project. Bevore trying version 1.1 of shindig I gave version 1.0 (which I expected to be more stable?!) a try. But there was a namespace conflict for the "Class Locale" with PHP5.
After this experience with the PHP-Version I wanted to give the java version a try using tomcat. But I am not really experienced in setting up a tomcat environment and failed there, too.
I have been reading about the social-community project "MeinVZ" (http://www.chabotc.com/linux/getting-the-most-performance-out-of-php-shindig/) using shindig for their community. Well I am totally confused how this software can run in production enviroment. On MeinVz.de it does to run well - but on my local test-enviroment there is running well.
I would be glad to get any help on how to get Shinding running on PHP. I believe there must be any bug in the Download-Package "shindig-1.1-BETA5-incubating-php.tar.bz2" too or there is missing any instruction in the README for setup.