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Dreamweaver and Dreamweaver UltraDev 5 Wish List

Posted 24 May 2001 22:45:02
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24 May 2001 22:45:02 Rob Mitchell posted:
Features I would love to see in the next release of Dreamweaver and Dreamweaver UltraDev.

Edited by - Pinchio on 19 Apr 2002 20:32:49


Replied 24 May 2001 22:53:45
24 May 2001 22:53:45 Rob Mitchell replied:
If you have run a development shop which consists of a development server and a staging/test server and a production server you would have come accross this publishing nightmare:

When I'm finished developing a section of code or page and would like to promote to my staging server I have to goto windows explorer copy the file from the dev server and paste it into the appropriate folder on the staging server. I have to repeat the same procedure for promoting from stage server to production server. A process which becomes very combersome if I have files all over the place that need to be published onto a different server.

What I would like would be a "Publish To" option which will open a window of sorts and allow you to specify which files I would like to publish and to what server (location--> remote or local) I would like to publish them to. The folder structure would be recursive and place all published files into their respective remote folders.

Anyone elese think this would be awsome?

Please bring this dream into fruition Macromedia UD team.

"If anyone would like to email and chat about best practices, experiences in enterprise level www development don't hesitate to email me @ , I'd love to hear from you."

Edited by - pinchio on 06/01/2001 17:27:28

Edited by - Pinchio on 07/18/2001 18:47:46

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Edited by - Pinchio on 19 Apr 2002 20:33:46
Replied 26 May 2001 05:23:19
26 May 2001 05:23:19 Steve Davis replied:
I wish:

I could access the data bindings/history/layers/frames menus etc etc etc window while in the source window

There was some way of overriding UDs insistance on including an external file when doing a DSN-less connection (see my post in other forum)

I could keep coding while a site was being sinchronised or a bunch of files was being FTPd

Ultradev was available on Linux

UD supported the "justified" text alignment

Me? I can't even spell ASP!
Replied 26 May 2001 13:48:06
26 May 2001 13:48:06 Mark Kujoy replied:
I wish version 5 would be full ASP 3 compliant. Well no I wished version 4 would be ASP 3.0 but that didnt happen..


Replied 26 May 2001 20:27:11
26 May 2001 20:27:11 Michael Clark replied:
<img src=icon_smile_cool.gif border=0 align=middle>I hope UD5 will include comprehensive fusebox methodology and functionality, even going so far as to add a check box to the design notes preference dialog to use design notes as fusedocs.

<img src=icon_smile_cool.gif border=0 align=middle>I wish UD5 would include a complete UD Cart suite for CF-based sites.
Replied 26 May 2001 21:00:44
26 May 2001 21:00:44 Michael Dunlap replied:
Give me NESTED REPEAT REGIONS!!!!!!!!!!! You know all ov you want this too. It's just the best thing that could happen with all of this. Also, maybe having a SQL query executed using data from another query in the same page, inside of a repeated region, or something like that. Mmmm'kay?

-Digital D.

Replied 26 May 2001 23:17:13
26 May 2001 23:17:13 Tim Green replied:
There are a few things I would like to see. First of all, for all Extensiologists out there I would love to see better support for editing extension-related files within UD. For example, I mostly begin a Server Behaviour with the Server Behaviour Builder, and then tweak the .htm file by hand. More often than not I save this file to a different directory, and it completely throws all the links.

Perhaps an 'Extension Development' mode, with extra tools. Maybe changing even the Objects Palette to include Server Behaviour Controls.

Other items :-

Full support for PHP.

A DBMS Manager. If any of you have used something like MySQLFront or PHPMyAdmin, I am meaning something on these lines. That allows you to directly administer your database server, allowing you to create tables etc.

The ability to click on a DataSource, or a ServerBehaviour and to have a custom property pane to amend the values, without having to double click.

In the Sites View, the ability to have Production Server on the left, and Deployment Server on the right.

The ability to define a site with multiple server models, for when you have webspace that can handle more than one server model.

The ability to view the UD Help in the References palette.

Version control, not just for the Extension Manager, but also for every file you create.

Better Fireworks integration. I want to edit graphics within the UD interface, without having Fireworks start up itself. Handy when I have my DBMS manager running, multiple documents open in UD and IE open, and system resources are running low.

Password protection of specific site definitions. Handy when one machine is being used by multiple users.

Rollback on edited files.

Text-View only mode, so that when I just want to hand code without all the widgets I can do.

Sitewide DataSources. When I refer to a cookie on one page, it should be made sitewide so that I don't have to keep opening up that file to discover the cookiename.

The ability to read the time and date information sent by Unix servers. This has never worked for me, making it difficult to do updates, and more often than not resulting in me having to upload the whole site/folder, just to be sure I didn't miss something.

I could probably think of a few more things, but this will do for now ;-)

Replied 27 May 2001 20:14:33
27 May 2001 20:14:33 Tim Plesman replied:
<font face='Arial'>Hé, just ASP 4.0 support and DSN less DB driven sites possibilities and i am really </font id='Arial'><img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>

Replied 28 May 2001 06:25:42
28 May 2001 06:25:42 mark mlifty replied:
I would like to see the ability to insert, update and delete multiple records and tables

Replied 28 May 2001 13:55:02
28 May 2001 13:55:02 Some One replied:
Easily more filter for one Recordset...
And like yahoo recordset system ha ha !
i don't what' s name of this type recordsets like relationship...

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Replied 29 May 2001 14:10:20
29 May 2001 14:10:20 e site replied:
The current FTP is still horrible (slow, crashes UD much too often,...)

Better support for connection strings (DSN yes/no)(e.g. Get DBpath extension from basic-ultradev)


Replied 29 May 2001 17:26:17
29 May 2001 17:26:17 Tim Green replied:
Here's a couple more things ;-)

I would love to see the asset panel handling include files, it would seem to make sense.

Also, I am sick to death of creating the same recordset just because I'm on a different page. These would also be an ideal candidate for the asset panel too.

Replied 29 May 2001 20:23:24
29 May 2001 20:23:24  CodeWarrior replied:
<font face='Arial'><font size=2>Please add better ColdFusion support. Espescially now that Macromedia owns CF. Too many times I have had it read my page as broken because of CFML code above the html tags (or anywhere onthe page for that matter).</font id=size2>]</font id='Arial'>
Replied 30 May 2001 09:30:15
30 May 2001 09:30:15 Brendan Smith replied:
<font face='Tahoma'>Being able to search the reference files might even make them useful!</font id='Tahoma'>

Edited by - brendanheyu on 06/22/2001 19:21:38
Replied 30 May 2001 10:27:46
30 May 2001 10:27:46 Mark Kujoy replied:
I would like the next version of UltraDev to be voice controlled, with mebbe a big chunk of artifical intelligent thrown in for good measure. So all you have to do is describe the site you want, then come back 20 mins later and its all done for you. Can you also get it to bake chocolate cake, preferably with chocolate chips.

Also if you could get it to do the washing up, laundry and vacuuming that would be a bonus.

I could add more wishes, but I will leave those for version 6. After all you dont want
to much at once do we.


Replied 30 May 2001 18:51:26
30 May 2001 18:51:26 Joel Martinez replied:
It would be great if dotNet could be thrown in the mix...

maybe even a set of objects and translators that would at least let you work with webForms this thing on?
Replied 30 May 2001 19:46:53
30 May 2001 19:46:53 Kelly Brady replied:
I like to use the indexing services provided by SQL 7.0 However I wish there was sever behavior that would not only allow the user to select multiple tables in a database and use multiple words for searching but also allow how a user wants to search on those tables. For instance ANY WORD, ALL WORDS, EXACT PHRASE.

I have tried the t3_advSearch but it still doesn’t allow you to select on more than one table very easily. Good search but not very flexible to tweak for near to custom applications. Also there is a huge problem when it comes to repeating your region, the search screws with this function and will not allow the user to go to the next set of records. Hope to see something in the future. &lt;img src=icon_smile_approve.gif border=0 align=middle&gt;

Thanks Guys and keep up the good work!

Edited by - kbrady on 07/25/2001 15:00:07
Replied 31 May 2001 05:56:05
31 May 2001 05:56:05 :: John Smith :: replied:
I would like

. ASP 3 support
. Variables to be Dim 'ed
. Tidier and more easier code
. Not quite as memory hungry

Other wise great

Replied 31 May 2001 09:52:46
31 May 2001 09:52:46 Waldo Smeets replied:
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Can you tell me how you implemented the search functionality you've eluded to. I would like to understand the requirement and your implementation of it a little more indepth.<hr height=1 noshade id=quote></BLOCKQUOTE id=quote></font id=quote><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" size=2 id=quote>

Please open a new topic for this.

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Replied 31 May 2001 10:46:15
31 May 2001 10:46:15 Chris Martin replied:
I want the ability to dock the floating palettes somewhere. I'm forever moving those thing around and I havn't found a good place for them yet!!

Learn to share and we all learn

Edited by - chrisatrocketscience on 24 Nov 2001 14:49:52
Replied 01 Jun 2001 11:38:27
01 Jun 2001 11:38:27 Henrique Bittencourt replied:
Aladim, my wish is simple...

When you are designing a DSN Less connection, you have to be able to set 2 DBQ: one for local host and one for the web server, without having to change this everytime you turn from local to web.
Replied 01 Jun 2001 21:04:08
01 Jun 2001 21:04:08 Kurt Buesching replied:
Run native in Mac OSX and full support for PHP

Replied 02 Jun 2001 07:09:56
02 Jun 2001 07:09:56 frog jumps replied:
How about an "English" Search Query extension. I have been working on an "asp" knowledge base for the last several weeks with UD and 1 thing is still stumping me...UD does not like the SQL I have to use inorder to get the proper query strings to pass to the results page then from the results page to the details page.....what a would be nice.....

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Replied 06 Jun 2001 04:18:21
06 Jun 2001 04:18:21 Ilya Boltnev replied:
Full PHP support
Replied 07 Jun 2001 18:13:46
07 Jun 2001 18:13:46 David Pledger replied:
I would like the ability to generate and edit a site map of published pages as an HTML page for publication.

Replied 10 Jun 2001 19:39:36
10 Jun 2001 19:39:36 kevin banis replied:
complete flash compatability from the site page to the database; )

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