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    The end of Lanview?


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    Re: The end of Lanview?

    Would be nice to see the software open sourced rather than die.

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    Re: The end of Lanview?

    Thats is such a good programme

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    Re: The end of Lanview?

    As lot of you know before coming to help with Edugeek use be involved with mst software I can truly say that this great loss.

    Anyway good luck.

    Russ

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    Re: The end of Lanview?

    I recently began using this and it was a promising program. I used it to wake and shutdown the computer lab each day. I never did get the internet blocking to work, it locked up machines when I used the "Get Attention" feature, and it occasionaly crashed on the server. But I liked the potential of it. The layout was clean, it had a low learning curve and of course, it was free. I'd like to see it go opensource and see it grow and thrive once again.

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    Re: The end of Lanview?

    we have got to do something, we cannot let the hard work of mst go to waste

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    Re: The end of Lanview?

    Maybe our edugeek owner could offer to take over the code until someone is willing to take up development again?

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    Re: The end of Lanview?

    The reason at the moment seems to be lack of funds to host the site can we not do someting about that or host the files?

    Ben

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    Re: The end of Lanview?

    Kev for various reasons has decided he will not open code up and that is he choice.

    As for hosting there is something under way to try and get Kev's permsion to host program i will let you know what happens over it.

    Issue is not pure hosting issue it is about the fact that paid clients that Kev uses to pay for work on Lanview and other programs have gone so he just can't afford to work on it.

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    Re: The end of Lanview?

    it would be such a shame to just let it die

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    Re: The end of Lanview?

    Maybe start up a donation for the MST software development?


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    Re: The end of Lanview?

    Quote Originally Posted by wesleyw
    Maybe start up a donation for the MST software development?


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    Unfortunately there was always the option to do that and hardly anyone did.. I'd wager, with the greatest of respect that only one if any of the techs on here ever contributed financially so he's seen hardly anything.

    In all honesty I think he'd be far better considering a charging structure either for support or actual access. It'd increase his income considerably and ironically people would be a heck of a lot more appreciative than they might have been when it was free..

    ... and I'm basing this directly on my experiences of writing mod code for phpBB2. It's weird but free mean't demanding freeloaders and charging meant a little respect and patience.. weird but true.

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    Re: The end of Lanview?

    That would make a lot of sense say £35 to download and get a years support?


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    Re: The end of Lanview?

    Has anyone got any web development opportunities for Kevin? Seeing as he stated he hasn't the time to tout for business as it were (My words not his ) Could the Edugeek community help in any way?


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    Re: The end of Lanview?

    Never used this software, but there are lots of other options.

    Would be good to see this open sourced and ported to .net.

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