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 ;-)