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System Requirements

The Gantry framework does have some system requirements. Listed below are those requirements broken down into their distinct groups:

Joomla Requirements

It is strongly recommended that you always use the latest stable version of Joomla to ensure all known bugs and security issues are addressed. At the time this document was written, 2.5.6 is the latest stable version of Joomla. We encourage you to update your Joomla install if you are running anything less than this version. We maintain a Joomla 1.5 version of Gantry, but only in a maintenance mode.

Server Requirements

We try to ensure that Gantry templates (and specifically the Gantry Library) will work with any modern and secure server environment. The recommended minimum requirements are:

  • PHP 5.2.17+ (5.3+ recommended)
  • MySQL 3.23 (5+ recommended)
  • Apache 1.3 (2.2+ recommended)
  • mod_mysql
  • mod_xml
  • mod_zlib

Browser Requirements

The back-end administration requirements of Gantry in order of preference are as follows:

  • Firefox 4+
  • Safari 5+
  • Google Chrome 10+
  • Opera 10+
  • Internet Explorer 8+

NOTE: For Gantry administration, please note that Internet Explorer 7 -- and even Internet Explorer 8 -- have very slow JavaScript implementations and cannot be recommended.

Development Environments

Local development is the preferred method of working with any Gantry based template as it allows for the fastest development iterations due to flat out performance and convenience. The following is a list of suitable server setups that can be installed locally on your computer:

Mac OS X Windows Linux
MAMP & MAMP Pro EasyPHP LAMP Bundle
XAMPP for Mac OS X WampServer XAMPP for Linux
Zend Server Community Edition Zend Server Community Edition Zend Server Community Edition
Mac Port XAMPP for Windows

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