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  • Wiki Update?

    Am I the only one who has not been able to access the Wiki today? Hope it will be back soon!
    Robin

    Discernment is not needed in things that differ, but in those things that appear to be the same. - Miles Sanford

  • #2
    Re: Wiki Update?

    I am also finding I cannot access wiki but instead go the new documentation site. I try to use the new site but it has no search ability and most of the entries are empty. As my local PC documentation also does not work I am unable to do any research into existing problems with my application. Hope this problem does not last long.

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    • #3
      Re: Wiki Update?

      bad to worse, just annoying.
      they could have left the old one alone and created a new link to go to new site which is probably being built and leave the choice to the user.
      before something, good or bad, now nothing but useless non working page.
      thanks for reading

      gandhi

      version 11 3381 - 4096
      mysql backend
      http://www.alphawebprogramming.blogspot.com
      ggandhi344@gmail.com
      Skype:ggandhi344@gmail.com
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      • #4
        Re: Wiki Update?

        As you have noticed, the wiki is now redirecting to a broken page in the help system. While we resolve this issue,
        I suggest you check out documentation.alphasoftware.com, which is up and running and has the same content as the wiki, and with a much better search feature.

        It also has a feature that creates a print-friendly version of the page that you can save to PDF - or copy and paste into something like Evernote.

        - dave

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        • #5
          Re: Wiki Update?

          would you please leave the old wiki available and let the user decide where to go.
          (
          which is up and running and has the same content as the wiki
          .. may be, but the new documentation seems more version 12 oriented, at least initial experience)
          thanks for reading

          gandhi

          version 11 3381 - 4096
          mysql backend
          http://www.alphawebprogramming.blogspot.com
          ggandhi344@gmail.com
          Skype:ggandhi344@gmail.com
          1 914 924 5171

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          • #6
            Re: Wiki Update?

            Well at least they still have the legacy documentation help available. I would hate to have open an older version just to see desktop features...
            Robin

            Discernment is not needed in things that differ, but in those things that appear to be the same. - Miles Sanford

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            • #7
              Re: Wiki Update?

              Maybe somebody is really proud of the new documentation but it did not open to me at all (OMG!). Good luck for new users.

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              • #8
                Re: Wiki Update?

                At first i was put off by the new help, but I just tried it to search on a function (which is what I use help for 95% of the time) and it is way cool. Excellent search, good navigation, easy to use, useful results. It's a big improvement. Try it before you judge.

                I know some of you may like the old WiKi - why I will never understand, but give the new help a chance.
                Peter
                AlphaBase Solutions, LLC

                Peter@AlphaBaseSolutions.com
                https://www.alphabasesolutions.com


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                • #9
                  Re: Wiki Update?

                  Glad to hear you find it great.

                  It is great if you know what you are looking for but If you try to for example find function (a5_defineAliases ) but you do not know/remember the name I think it is quite hard job. In old wiki you just did put directly in the url .../a5_ and you did get list of all Alpha functions starting with a5_.

                  How about functions starting with a5.get_. How do you get list of them?

                  Of course we have to use the new documentation that is all we now have.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Wiki Update?

                    Kkfin,

                    I agree. They need to fix that.

                    In the mean time you can still use local help:

                    http://www.alphasoftware.com/alphafo...830#post711830
                    Peter
                    AlphaBase Solutions, LLC

                    Peter@AlphaBaseSolutions.com
                    https://www.alphabasesolutions.com


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                    • #11
                      Re: Wiki Update?

                      Well today it seems the legacy documentation in v12 is also missing the image links. And the new online documentation is missing the section on Xdialog.


                      As you have noticed, the wiki is now redirecting to a broken page in the help system. While we resolve this issue,
                      4 days and counting...I guess I will wait.

                      Edit:
                      Ok, just checked again (earlier today there was no search box) - xdialog can be found by transversing here:

                      Main/Reference/Desktop Api/UI_Functions/Xdialog

                      However it is still very limited in its scope
                      Last edited by MoGrace; 06-06-2016, 07:52 PM.
                      Robin

                      Discernment is not needed in things that differ, but in those things that appear to be the same. - Miles Sanford

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                      • #12
                        Re: Wiki Update?

                        it would have been nice if they have the old one and and a link to new documentation. if the new documentation is so good no one will ever go to the old one and it will die down.
                        eventually only one documentation will exist. web is filled with millions of obsolete documents, alpha decided to make one less.
                        good work.
                        thanks for reading

                        gandhi

                        version 11 3381 - 4096
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                        http://www.alphawebprogramming.blogspot.com
                        ggandhi344@gmail.com
                        Skype:ggandhi344@gmail.com
                        1 914 924 5171

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                        • #13
                          Re: Wiki Update?

                          I agree with Peter while at first the documentation looks thin, by using search I am finding things easier to find.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Wiki Update?

                            I miss the categorical lists for functions and methods. They help a bunch if you don't know the name of the function or method you're looking for help on...

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                            • #15
                              Re: Wiki Update?

                              I agree Tom, I'm lost
                              Frank

                              Tell me and I'll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I'll understand

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