Archive of UserLand's first discussion group, started October 5, 1998.
Re: Portals Mail List
Author: Andrew Wooldridge Posted: 5/15/1999; 8:05:22 AM Topic: Portals Mail List Msg #: 6283 (In response to 6207) Prev/Next: 6282 / 6284
You know I have tons of ideas, I've posted many here already (distributed consultant information, saved searches as channels, etc.)
To be honest, I've bought Frontier, but there are so many things like Zope coming out - i've had sort of a wait and see approach. So many more apps are more accessible than Frontier in terms of the fact that they are free and downloadable immediately.
I can see the benefits of Frontier, and the large community of users is attractive, and I can see the benefits of moving to a database format.
I love Frontier's cross platform binary compatibility, and many other features, but for instance it took me two days to figure out that I had to install mainresponder on my own! That sort of thing should have popped up in the install script - perhaps saying "you need to also run the install script on mainresponder..."
Reading the docs were no help - the only way i found it was casting about till i found the readme.html in the frontier directory.
Yeah I know RTFM, but still this could have easily been made easier to find out.
So not to be entirely critical, other than the learning curve, this is a really great program, and I look forward to all the cool stuff we all will be creating.
There are responses to this message:
- Re: Portals Mail List, Dave Winer, 5/15/1999; 8:26:34 AM
- Frontier Newbies Toolbox, Dave Winer, 5/15/1999; 11:12:33 AM
- Re: Portals Mail List, Dori Smith, 5/15/1999; 7:37:06 PM
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