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I was having *such* a hard time figuring out how to set up Scone to do user testing. I knew it came with a plugin that would do practically everything I wanted, but… the documentation was in German!

W- offered to lend me his German language tapes. ;)

After MUCH struggling with it and *lots* of trial and error, though, I eventually figured out where I was supposed to configure the plugin in order to get it to load.

For posterity, here’s how to do it:

  1. Download and unpack Scone from http://www.scone.de.
  2. mysql -u root -p
  3. In the MySQL client, CREATE DATABASE scone
  4. mysql scone -u root -p < setup/sconedb.sql
  5. mysql scone -u root -p < setup/setUserRights.sql
  6. Edit run/config/scone/db.xml and change the database name from Scone to scone.
  7. sh runScone.sh -g
  8. Register plugin: run/setup/wbi/scone.reg
  9. sh runScone.sh -config
  10. Register plugin: scone.usertesttool.UserTestTool
  11. Set your web browser proxy to localhost, port 8088
  12. Visit usertest.scone.de


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