Jason K. Chapman
Jul 11, 2004, 4:14 PM
Post #3 of 6
Re: [dsh] Why did you change the software?
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I've spent several days trying to get the hang of the new software. It's a pretty big pain in the butt, it seems to me, and so far I haven't come across any explanation of why we're all dealing with this nuisance.
Dana's right. The current software was chosen primarily because we can completely customize it. It also has the advantages of having virtually no space limitations, supporting both flat (Motet-like) and threaded use at the user's option, and being fully portable. It's portability is a key issue. As long as we kept using Motet, we didn't even have the option of changing Web hosts.
As to what prompted the timing of the change, it was our Web host. They performed an upgrade on our Web server that rendered Motet inoperative. That's why it went down so unceremoniously just before the Memorial Day weekend (along with every other interactive function on our site).
Rather than put ourselves back into a limited, single-source situation, or leave The Speakeasy down permanently, we chose to change software.