Locally Hosted Web App
labelgrid is designed as a web application. However we have received many requests from different people to run labelgrid in a local environment. Some just wanted to run the software as if it is a local application without the need to connect to the web. Others wanted a locally hosted software with separate access rights to label designing and printing; the rationale being most users in the supply-chain simply need to print labels and not design them. All of these are important requirements to us, working on labelgrid.
So from this version onwards, other than providing the source code and an online demo, we will provide a package that allows you to run labelgrid locally. In addition to a windows installer to ease the setup, we also bundle a simple web server, mongoose (see http://code.google.com/p/mongoose/) specifically, with labelgrid. The web server is required as some browsers do not allow local storage which labelgrid uses without connecting to a server domain.
Starting the Web Server
After installing the windows package, simply go to the Windows Start Menu -> labelgrid -> Start labelgrid Web App and Server
to start labelgrid. The mongoose web server will be run in the background and the labelgrid web app will be launched using Internet Explorer. The web server is started on port 8075 by default. A windows prompt may appear for you to confirm to start running the web server. Click on the "Run" button to continue.
When the web server is started, it will appear in your Windows system tray.
Stopping the Web Server
Simply right click on the mongoose web server in the system tray and click on "Exit" stop stop the labelgrid web server.
Download Windows Installer
Microsoft Windows 98, ME, NT 4.0, 2000 ,Win XP, 2003, 2008, Vista and Windows 7
300 MHz processor
64 MB RAM
10 MB of Hard Disk space
Internet Explorer 8.0+ or Mozilla Firefox 3.0+ or Opera 10.0+
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