eWorld.UI - Matt Hawley

Ramblings of Matt

Released to Public: Excentrics World Server Controls v2.0, RTM!

July 30, 2006 22:51 by matthaw

The day has finally come! After many hours migrating (and well, re-writing) my website, I’m happy to announce the official RTM release of Excentrics World Server Controls v2.0! There are still a few known issues logged on my forums that didn’t make the cut, however this official release marks an important part since 2004.

With this release comes a few changes…

  • Some controls have been dropped due to ASP.NET 2.0 native support.
  • There are some breaking changes, which are all noted within the readme file.
  • The 1.9 version is still freely available for ASP.NET 1.0 and 1.1.
  • Source code licensing price has increased to $100. However, this price increase does not affect current source code license owners.

At this time, my forums are currently down due to the upgrade and I’m working with my hosting company to resolve the issue. However, the site has been fully ported & working great under ASP.NET 2.0!

Enjoy the new release community! Download it Now!

Update 1: Forums are up, and now located at http://forums.eworldui.net however I’m now having issues with my main site. Bear with me!

Update 2: Site is finally back up, but currently sending emails are disabled – so don’t try and contact me as I may not respond… stupid ThreadPool…

Update 3: Site should have email capability now, while slow (I hope just slow). Check out Smart Thread Pool if you need a thread pool that will work in hosted environments.

Website Under Maintenance

July 20, 2006 07:43 by matthaw

If you’ve visited my site tonight, you may have noticed that it’s currently down for maintenance. What does this mean? Well, nothing bad of course, just migrating from SQL 2000 to SQL 2005 which will hopefully allow me to utilize some fancier features with the new website coming in a few weeks (hint hint). This migration hasn’t been easy as I started off with high hopes from my hoster. 24 hours later I have a working plan - which involves the following steps…

1. Backup my SQL 2000 database
2. Download my SQL 2000 database to my home server
3. Restore my database to my home server (SQL 2005)
4. Backup my database from my home server
5. Upload my database to my SQL 2005 server
6. Restore my database to SQL 2005
7. Execute a script altering the schema from ‘user’ to ‘dbo’ on all objects
8. Point website / forums to SQL 2005 server & hope it all works!

Eight fricking steps, not too shabby considering it’s considered a major migration. I really wish it would have been easier, however my hoster seems to have some issues restoring SQL 2000 databases to my SQL 2005 server, so it must be ‘cleansed’ prior to a restore. Anyway, hopefully things will go smoothly as I’m currently on step 2. Please let me know if you notice any issues, though I doubt anyone will.

Update: Site is now back up with a smooth migration! Now, if only I could tell the difference from SQL 2000 to SQL 2005…

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