Survey Software

David Nalley david at
Thu Feb 11 16:53:05 UTC 2010

On Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 11:22 AM, Paul W. Frields <stickster at> wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 31, 2010 at 01:30:17PM -0700, Robyn Bergeron wrote:
>> I've been trying out the demo that they have linked on their webpage -
>> It's unbearably slow when copying / editing other tests (this may be
>> due to the demo being hosted / running on sourceforge, might not be
>> the best infrastructure setup) - and firefox has locked up on me on
>> two different computers trying to make a test survey.
>> I've been trying to get past the first screen of making a survey; i've
>> filled out required fields, and it's returning me to the same page.
>> It says I should be continuing to the "Fields" tab, but there is no
>> Fields tab to click on. I tried copying another survey which appears
>> to work (has two questions) - when I go to edit that copy, on the
>> questions page, it won't show the list of questions, or let me add a
>> new question (on the "help" page it indicates that I should have a
>> fillable box in which I can type things).
>> Anyway, it is uninspiring at the moment, but I'm going to play with it
>> some more. Is there any way we could get it up on a publictest
>> machine? (In case any problems are just "running on a machine designed
>> to serve up downloads and not so much demos of survey software.")  I'm
>> also going to try it out with some "alternate browsers" on some
>> "alternate operating systems" just to see if that is an issue.
>> I TOOOOOOOOOOOoooootally appreciate your help! Seriously. Truly. I owe
>> you many pwnies.
>> Oh, I also saw that they are looking at using pear in phpesp in the
>> future; it was in the list for limesurvey as well, and I'm not sure if
>> it was one of the "problem packages" or not.  In any case, just an FYI
>> in case we may be working around a problem by picking out something
>> else where eventually we may be facing the same problem. :)
>> You rock!
> Is there now either a publictest instance, or a short set of
> instructions on the wiki for how to install this on a local system for
> testing?

There's also a package up for review

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