Just in case you haven't seen the big announcement: AutoEdge is finally available on PSDN!
There's a lot of "stuff" there (documents, code, recordings) so have a look, and tell us what you like and also what you don't like.
Oh. And I realize you all want those shiny new headphones. So here's the deal. First one to post the phone number of "Stiller Motors Inc." here gets 10 points. 5 points to the first ones who post Fax number for "Stiller Motors Inc." or "Roth Brothers Corp.". Of course you'll only get points for one of these, so don't post them all :P
Gutted, you could at least have pick the phone number of Mike the sales guy
I just want to echo Christians comments in so far as to say, yes please let us have as much feedback as you can on AutoEdge. It's fair to say that something like AutoEdge hasn't been done before internally within Progress (and maybe never will again if you don't think it valuable!
For starters, you might want to run the web portal login page through a spell and grammar checker:
The access of this portal is secured. If you have obtain some user profil this one will remain the same.
If not, thank you to ask for some profil (user/password) through an email
Oh, and include the main portal page too:
The main purpose is to expose a set of evolving samples using Progress products. Thsi includes :
Consulting in Model-Based Development, Transformation, and Object-Oriented Best Practice http://www.cintegrity.com
What is this problem PSC seems to have keeping current with their own releases? Why 10.0B when 10.1A has been out all year. Yeah, I know better than to expect any actual class files or anything exotic like that, but how long does it take to do a recompile?
If the instructions on the screens are going to be in English, why are the colors and engine types in French?
Running Dealer01 with the XP appearance and clicking on Maintain/Approve under Testdrive, I get:
Warning (Press HELP to view stack trace)
**Unable to set Y. Frame fsv does not fit in FIELD-GROUP
Although the window then opens...
I am getting HQ and Super Voiture SA (Concessionaire No1), not Stiller and Roth. Are those only in the down load code?
I also don't see the test drive I put in to the web app.
Clicking on Car List under reporting gets me Crystal Reports Runtime cannot be found.
I guess I am going to back up and do the download, since I am not getting a lot out of the Webclient version. I downloaded Dealer01, Dealer02, and DealerHQ. While there were no instructions on what to do after downloading, I clicked on the prowcapc file and the application came up, but every regular Windows type screen give me the error cited above. And the three variations seem to give me exactly the same data and screens, so I'm not sure what the difference between them is. BTW, after doing the initial download of Webclient in IE, as noted above, I am running this stuff in Firefox 2.0.
I apologize for this frustrating experience. The "hosted" part of this was done outside our group, and apparently hasn't been tested enough (and is runnign an old version). I'll see that we can get this part of the instructions pulled till we have a chance to look into it.
Try out the download and install it. I can't promise it's perfect, but here is what I know:
- it's been tested a lot more
- the reporting works (if you install the Crystal runtime, more info in the install doc)
- it comes with a Getting Started Guide that walks you through the first steps after installing it
- the data is in English (and should have the right Dealer names)
- it is running under 10.1A
Let me know if you run into any problems with that option...
BTW, I think it is peculiar how often PSC makes downloaded material available as .doc files instead of as PDFs.
On the WebClient Help page there is a note about viewing the full EA HTML models. Might it be possible to get the EAP file?
When you install AutoEdge, the Enterprise Architect project file (EAP) is in Documentation => Specifications from the program group or in \autoedge\doc\Specifications.
On the WebClient Help page there is a note aboutviewing the full EA HTML models. Might it bepossible to get the EAP file?
On the WebClient Help page there is a note about
viewing the full EA HTML models. Might it be
possible to get the EAP file?
The EAP file is in the doc directory / start menu, under Specifications.
If you don't have Enterprise Architect, you can download a trial version or a free read-only viewer on their website (http://www.sparxsystems.com/products/ea.html). the HTML version was included for people who do not want to install these products.
The fun continues ... I downloaded the Guide with no issues, but I downloaded the tour recording, clicked on that, a browser window/tab opens saying Created by Camtasia Studio 3 ... and white screen in browser and that's it. Again, this is opening in Firefox. I tried dragging it on to an IE instance, but nope ... If I right-click and select open, it opens in Firefox and I get a Screencast loading in the center, but it doesn't continue.