Software Requirements Specification Document

This guide was written by Jacques Langlois, the programmer who developed the Stories Matter software from inception through version 1.6g.

Software Installation requirements are as follows:

Offline mode software interface

Adobe Air 1.1 or greater ( ) using internal sqlLite database.
On any setup, 15MB of hard drive memory is required to install adobe air and an additional 2MB
for the Écoute software. Further space is needed depending on video file sizes.


-Intel Pentium 2GHz or faster processor
-Windows 2000 with Service Pack 4; Windows XP with Service Pack 2; or Windows Vista Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise
512MB of RAM; 32MB of VRAM

Mac OS X

PowerPC G4 1.8GHz or faster processor or Intel Core Duo 1.33GHz or faster processor
Mac OS X v.10.4.9 or later or 10.5.1 (Intel or PowerPC; Intel processor required for H.264
512MB of RAM; 32MB of VRAM

Linux ( )

-Processor – Modern x86 processor (800MHz or faster, 32-bit)
-Memory – 512MB of RAM, 128MB of Graphics Memory
-Fedora Core 8
-Ubuntu 7.10
-Open Suse 10.3

These hardware specifications are relatively light by today’s standards, since computers are generally equipped with a minimum of 1GB of RAM, 128MB Graphics Memory and 3-4MHz dual or quad processors.

Online mode server software interface

-Apache 2.0 or greater: This open source server interfaces the PHP and Mysql applications for a as a web interface.
-ffmpeg library : This open source software converts most video files to flv format.
-PHP 5 or greater: The open source php interpreter used to run the server code.
-MySql Database 5 or greater: Open source software to run the online database

Software Requirements Specification for Oral History Database:

Joomla 1.5.7 or greater: Open source content management system used for user management,
online database management.

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