Saturday, August 4, 2007

Cabana Unleashed!

The long-awaited, heavily revised Cabana is out. Get it (and it's still primitive documentation) at www.ideablade.com/cabana.

It's important to read the "InstallationAndReleaseNotes" because we split the application into two solutions, "our stuff" and "your stuff"; these solutions have to be built in proper sequence. So spare our support team and RTFM.


I should mention that we have a follow-on version in the works that includes Visual Studio templates and wizards to help you generate modules and pages. These aren't quite as nifty as recipes from one of the P&P software factories but they are much easier to write and maintain yourself. I think you'll like 'em.


Truth in Advertising Dept. - I must acknowledge that Cabana is not easily grasped without significant guidance ... and that guidance is missing right now. The class hierarchy is documented as are the twin solutions (at a very very high level). But it really needs much more and, in particular, a friendly video series to walk you through it. That's the next step for us.

2 comments:

Bakopanos said...

Hello Ward

have you any thoughts in respect to Acropolis for the Cabana project?

Cheers,

Costas

Ward Bell said...

I fear Acropolis is ill-fated and will never see day light. There has been nothing in recent months to suggest progress or even clarity of purpose. I would switch to it in a heartbeat if it were real.