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    Question LRC - Alice to Oliver or Eclipse.net

    Hi all,

    Looking at upgrading softlink Alice to support Accelerated Reader, and get better reports etc.

    Any opinions on which is better (Oliver or Eclipse) or if there are any other alternatives?

    thanks,

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    I can't say which is best, as I haven't any experience of using Oliver, but we use Eclipse here and it works well for us and does everything we need.

    If you have specific questions about reporting or features, let me know, I'll be happy to try answer or find the information out for you.

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    we use eclipse.net hosted works very well and its hosted on their servers, not in house.

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    Oliver if you love java and don't care about ram.

    Dunno about eclipse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Theblacksheep View Post
    Oliver if you love java and don't care about ram.

    Dunno about eclipse.
    Replace 'java' with 'silverlight' and the sentence still works


    Actually we use Eclipse.net with silverlight turned off and it's okay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmcd35 View Post
    Replace 'java' with 'silverlight' and the sentence still works


    Actually we use Eclipse.net with silverlight turned off and it's okay.
    We've not moved to the new siliverlight management interface yet. Is it really that bad?

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    To be honest it's been years since I tried. Couldn't get it working at the time, I think we we're using the wrong version of Silverlight. Ended up just sticking with the normal HTML view.

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    Use Eclipse.net here and works very well also. Can customise the default view to include the AR reading levels very easily.

    OT slightly @Edu-IT Full silverlight management not available in Eclipse.net for us yet (hosted inhouse) but we use the silverlight front end and circulation app and it works no trouble. Actually silverlight uses less server resources than the older ASP pages.

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    MLS who make Eclipse.net have been bought out by Capita, just saying....

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    Quote Originally Posted by teejay View Post
    MLS who make Eclipse.net have been bought out by Capita, just saying....
    I didnt know that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cromertech View Post
    Use Eclipse.net here and works very well also. Can customise the default view to include the AR reading levels very easily.

    OT slightly @Edu-IT Full silverlight management not available in Eclipse.net for us yet (hosted inhouse) but we use the silverlight front end and circulation app and it works no trouble. Actually silverlight uses less server resources than the older ASP pages.
    Is the full silverlight version just available through the hosted option at the moment? I've just setup MLS in house and was expecting to see this new front end as pictured on the MLS site/Guides.. but we get the what appears to be an much more basic interface..

    EDIT* Found a setting to change to silverlight mode!
    Last edited by PRicho; 22nd May 2013 at 10:41 AM.

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