Thomas, thank you for responding. To be clear, I have absolutely no issues with the RSE Extensions. I have the tool installed and it works fine. I really appreciate the effort the Softlanding guys invested in the past because the tool plugged some glaring gaps in the base WDSc/RDP/RDi product. (The Spooled Files and Messages subsystems in particular.) I cannot comment on Softlanding support as I have never had to call upon them, however the RSE Extensions still work with RDi 9.1 - so that says something.

As I indicated in my original post, with the continued development of iSphere I find I use the RSE Extensions less and less. In fact, the only thing I use RSE Extensions for now is the Messages Subsystem. I therefore wondered if iSphere could adopt the latter to simplify matters. (Less plug-ins, consistent installation and continued updating.) It appears the RSE Extensions are not being developed further by Softlanding - whereas you guys continue to enhance iSphere, making it a must-have. (Thank you!)

Brian.

Thomas said:
May you please let me know what kind of issues you had? I am curious about
it, because I want to better understand where Softlanding support is going to.

My personal opinion is that Softlanding support got really worse when
Softlanding was taken over by Unicom.

Regards,

Thomas.

Am 26.09.2014 21:51, schrieb Brian Parkins:
In an earlier post, Matt said:

“FYI, ever since I went to 9.0 and 9.1 I had been having issues getting the Softlanding Spooled File plugin to work (open the item in the text editor) but your tool has always worked for me in that regard, so now I am exclusively an iSphere user and fan. It looks like Softlanding is not maintaining their product but your are. Plus I prefer the install and update interface for iSphere than Softlanding's.”

I have to concur with Matt, Frank and the rest of the team at Task Force IT are doing a fantastic job with the, (free!!) iSphere tools. Looking down the list of Ideas for Improvement:

http://sourceforge.net/p/isphere/wiki/IdeasForImprovments/

suggests there are more goodies on the way. With iSphere likely to incorporate a Data Area editor, the ONLY thing that Softlanding’s RSE Exrtensions has which still makes it useful is the Messages Subsystem.

I may be speaking out of turn here, but if the RSE Extensions are not being maintained and enhanced, would it be possible for iSphere to adopt the Messages Subsystem of RSE Extensions? Would there be a demand for this within the RDi community?

(I would certainly appreciate a simpler and more consistent install process that a single plug-in would provide. It does become slightly irritating having to complete multiple software installs, following different procedures for different tools.)

Brian.


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