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  • DaveM
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    Re: AA 2.0 Details Please

    It works. I already have Ubuntu, so did not need another one.
    I don't think it matters too much which one you use, if for testing.
    Linux is fast and while not having many of the windows niceties on install, it can be added if needed. Mainly, the use of it as a server is far and away better than windows servers with speed.
    It is actually easier to use, once you get used to it.

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  • Peter.Greulich
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    Re: AA 2.0 Details Please

    Originally posted by DaveM View Post
    I still wish it was deployable on Linux. No matter how, but without a windows base. Maybe in the future?
    Soon I'll install Linux Mint on a couple of old XP machines. Mint looks really nice.

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  • DaveM
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    Re: AA 2.0 Details Please

    I still wish it was deployable on Linux. No matter how, but without a windows base. Maybe in the future?

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  • Ted Giles
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    Well, I don't think it is exactly a secret, Stan, that Alpha is/has been putting all of its eggs in the web/mobile basket.
    Peter, it would end up being more usable if the IIS element actually got implemented. Until that happens, I'm sorry, but the additional expense of the WAS kills it for me.
    IIS Express is the deployment of choice for many of the newer Web structured application tools, so I hope that AS move in that direction, even if they up the price to cover the lost revenues by dropping the WAS.

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  • Ted Giles
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    Re: AA 2.0 Details Please

    Michael, if you download my free Invoicing or Project Tracker application from www.allstarapplications.com you can deploy that on a server as a desktop with unlimited distribution. The Estimator in the Premium section is $10 (around 7.50) and is smaller so probably easier to manage. All three are desk top apps.
    As Dave says, keeping the versions up to date is pretty automatic.
    If you want to chat - I'm in the UK - my contact details are on the AA site.

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  • DaveM
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    Re: AA 2.0 Details Please

    Michael,
    several of us have deployed desktop that uses runtime.
    I only use shadowed, so I simply make a change in the server of app and update the number in a spot and all the shadowed copies automatically re-shadow on start up.
    tools/network optimize/options/set to auto refresh shadow and up the number by whatever and save it on the sever. I general use small increments like 11.003 and next is 11.004

    This version number is shown on the main page so I know what version the client is using. The 11 for me means the alpha version is v11 and the .003 lets me know if they are behind on updates.

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  • forskare
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    No, only the master copy. I suggest you read the document which shipped with the runtime to find out how this works.

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  • Michael1954
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    Re: AA 2.0 Details Please

    Hi

    Thanks what I don't understand is the runtime concept, I imagined if you had 10 users and you updated the program you would have to visit 10 computers and put a new series of files on each machine.

    Michael

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  • forskare
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    Re: AA 2.0 Details Please

    The desktop is a different animal, completely different animal but you can use the grids you've made by running the app 'as' the desktop. It's called Web Component Desktop (WCD), a phrase coined by Marcel Onck. You would want to create a Tabbed User Interface and then open it by creating a form in the control panel, forms tab, based on a dummy table. Put a button on it to open the TUI.

    No matter what you do, you will have your update issues.

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  • Michael1954
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    Re: AA 2.0 Details Please

    Hi

    I have never used the desktop. Could someone please explain the advantages to the customer of a desktop system over one that runs on the Intranet?

    I guess the developer can save the time of battling with javascript but then circulating updates is time consuming .. or not?

    Michael

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  • forskare
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    Re: AA 2.0 Details Please

    Posted on March 31, 2014, by Alpha; "Alpha Anywhere, used by tens of thousands of developers in over 100 countries, ...........". Perhaps that explains why the DT was not mentioned?

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  • Peter.Greulich
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    Re: AA 2.0 Details Please

    Originally posted by Stan Mathews View Post
    Didn't even bother mentioning the desktop in the blurb about what Alpha Anywhere2.0 is.
    Well, I don't think it is exactly a secret, Stan, that Alpha is/has been putting all of its eggs in the web/mobile basket. I view this policy as somewhat shortsighted to say the least, but they do what they do.

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  • Stan Mathews
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    Re: AA 2.0 Details Please

    Didn't even bother mentioning the desktop in the blurb about what Alpha Anywhere2.0 is.

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  • Bill Griffin
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    Re: AA 2.0 Details Please

    Here is a summary:
    http://alphasoftware.com/alpha-anywhere-2.asp

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  • Peter.Greulich
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    Re: AA 2.0 Details Please

    http://downloads.alphasoftware.com/A...easenotes.html

    Ken, some of the recent promos have summarized the new features I think. just not sure if they also include some of the old features in those same promos.

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