I have downloaded the zip archive for Windows. Created a MySql database, run the website without having done any modification to the package. The install went with no problem. At the end I got the welcome page with the message "installation successful!".
- the pages have white background and just text, no theme.
- the site is eeeeexxxxxtttttrrrrreeeeemmmmmeeeeelllllyyyyy ssssslllllooooowwwww. 15 seconds to display a page.
My config: Windows 8.0 Pro 64bit / IIS8 / SilverStripe 3.1.1 / MySql 5.6.11 (innodb engine) / PHP 5.5.3 nts Win32 VC11 / PHP XDebug 2.2.3 5.5 VC11 nts.
Note that I run Wordpress 3.5.1 and Concrete5 126.96.36.199 with no problem.
I hope someone knows what has to be configured because I spent hours trying to find an answer browsing the Internet and found nothing, which is not very encouraging cause I can't believe I'm the only one with that config having that problem.
PS: I did find the thing about the directory write rights, I have modified the rights of the /assets dir with no changes, I even went to give full control to the entire hierarchy with no more luck.