[ic] Interchange 5.3.0 nightlies

Mark Weaver mdw1982 at mdw1982.com
Fri Jan 14 17:28:03 EST 2005

Mike Heins wrote:
> Quoting Mark Weaver (mdw1982 at mdw1982.com):
>>Hi All,
>>I was wondering... how stable would the latest nightly build of IC-5.3.0 
>>2005-01-14 be is someone were to begin to use it on a Low Traffic 
>>setting for a small business? I'm assuming that 5.3.0 is build on the 
>>foundation of 5.2.0, yes?
> Yes -- it is extremely compatibile. I use it routinely for new
> installations, and have hundreds-of-orders-per-day stores running on it.
>>On a whim this morning while setting Interchange up for a client I was 
>>getting frustrated with tracking everything down in order to setup IC so 
>>that it could "look and feel" as much as their web site as possible. 
>>There are literally tons of files I would have to modify in order to 
>>implement the theme I want to use. My thinking was "there has got to be 
>>an easier way of theming Interchange."
>>That thought led me to look at the latest build of IC. Which I instantly 
>>fell in love with! for all the obvious reasons not the least of which is 
>>the fact that theming 5.3.0 is far easier than 5.2.0 simply be virtue of 
>>the fact that there's only "one" theme for this build. Meaning I only 
>>have one place to look and work on apart from making minor changes to 
>>individual page components to button everything up. VERY NICE!
> You could also just extract the "standard" template part of things
> and install it in a 5.2 server. I don't think there is too much in
> that template that relies on 5.3-specific features -- certainly
> the templating setup does not, as we have been using that since
> 4.9.7.

Thanks Loads Mike. 5.3.0 has given me even more reasons to love this 
application. IC is definitely the cats meow. Thanks for all the hard 
work you all do on it.

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