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Korshi 03/29/2006 07:02 am
I`m wondering if you are going to offer MS-ACCESS (other db) support instead of webdown.dat

See here:
http://www.zylox.com/compare/oe.php
Oleg Chernavin 03/29/2006 07:02 am
Yes, I know about this. It is possible, but so far we saw no real need in that. If you want to make a solution for your company, we can make a special version for you that supports databases or you can use Offline Explorer Enterprise, which can be controlled via OLE Automation, so you can load projects from database and assign them to Offline Explorer.

Best regards,
Oleg Chernavin
MetaProducts corp.
Korshi 03/29/2006 07:02 am
Thanks Oleg-
As long as the webdown file can handle many projects, I don`t see the need in MS-ACCESS at all. a database looks more stable in my opinion and easier to manage then plain text files.

> Yes, I know about this. It is possible, but so far we saw no real need in that. If you want to make a solution for your company, we can make a special version for you that supports databases or you can use Offline Explorer Enterprise, which can be controlled via OLE Automation, so you can load projects from database and assign them to Offline Explorer.

I`m wondering what is exactly the difference between enteprise and pro? is it just the OLE automation? do they both support millions of projects and unlimited number of urls per project?

Thanks.
Oleg Chernavin 03/29/2006 07:02 am
> As long as the webdown file can handle many projects, I don`t see the need in MS-ACCESS at
> all. a database looks more stable in my opinion and easier to manage then plain text files.

I would not agree on stability. There are many cases when databases get corrupted, because they have more complex structure. Plain text files are simplier and more recoverable. Besides, Offline Explorer makes multiple backup copies of Projects and templates files.

> I`m wondering what is exactly the difference between enteprise and pro? is it just the OLE
> automation? do they both support millions of projects and unlimited number of urls per project?

OLE Automation is one difference. Another thing is that each Project has its Map - a list of all downloaded files. Standard and Pro versions keep Map in RAM when you access the Map or start downloading a Project. Enterprise version uses a different Map file format and only a part of the map is in RAM (cached), most of the file is on the disk and accessed when necessary only. This way, Enterprise edition requires less memory when downloading huge Web sites and theoretical limit is 100 million URLs per downloading session if you have 3 GBs of RAM installed. Pro version starts having troubles when you load more than few million files.

Oleg.