In response to the original post by Chenchen you said there are packages out there that meet the minimum requirements. Three questions:
1. Where (please provide source and name)?
2. Do they contain apache, php and mysql?
3. Do they have a mechanism for installing all three components?
Plus a comment that applies to both WP and bb. Moodle, the open source Course Management System (http://www.moodle.org) has put together a package that contains all components needed for a Windows localhost installation. The only problem is that it is semi-manual. It would be nice if they would develop an installer that uses, for example, InstallShield, and makes the process automatic. It would be very welcome and helpful if WordPress would do the same for WP and bb and include both packages in the installer with checkboxes to select to install one or the other or both (under a Custom Install option).