[ic] Anybody using 4.7?

Mike Heins mikeh@minivend.com
Sat, 21 Apr 2001 17:48:31 -0400

Quoting Jim Balcom (jim@idk-enterprises.com):
> On Sat, 21 Apr 2001, Dan B wrote:
> DB>>My crystal ball says that 4.7 is good if you are looking at a 3 month 
> DB>>implementation.  But are you planning on using the stock foundation 
> DB>>template?  If so, the foundation template will be very different in 3 
> DB>>months than what it is right now.  So if you start customizing foundation 
> DB>>now, you might want to do so in a way that would allow you to easily "port" 
> DB>>your customizations to a potentially updated foundation template.  E.g., I 
> DB>>did it with a context diff of the entire catalog directory when I was 
> DB>>working in 4.5.x.
> I'm not sure that this is at all critical.
> As I understand it, a store is nothing more than a bunch of templates
> and ICTags that have been put together in such a way as to create a
> store that is of your liking.
> Since it is nothing more than groups of ICTags and templates, they will
> be supported in all future versions of IC (although this, that, or the
> other tag may be dropped through obsolescence.)

This is true. One of our tests is to make sure the Simple, Barry, Basic,
and Construct templates work -- without modification.

Of course UI extensions and additions may not be supported by
those catalogs, but the front-end should work just fine. And basic
administration via the UI, i.e. editing tables and such, should work.

I have indeed tested all of those with 4.7.x, and they appear to run

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