I don't think people can fault the administrator's support commitments, this guy has provided a free and open source solution that anyone can add to, maintain and support themselves.
But please if you release your extensions in a compressed file don't add the .svn files with it, we don't want and need all that mess on our server, there is a function in SVN where you can export the files in a clean way for release, use it!
Thanks, although your comments sound rather grudging! The .svn comment is somewhat nitpicking. I often do use export, but in any case the subversion files do not stay on the server, since they are not in the packaging XML.
The backend could have a few extra features but when you have the developer answering your questions, well you can do just about anything.
I am just in the midst of customizing this a little more to suit my site, could be easier to do a few things but overall the install was straight forward (aka upload and install) and the backend functionality is fairly straightforward although it could use some alt-hover tags to explain here and there.
This one went up in a matter of seconds and works beautifully. I had some issues with my Config file cuz my hosting setup can be weird, and Martin provided awesome personal support via his forum and also email.
ReMOS proved to be a simpler, but working (and isn't that the important part?) replacement, I especially like the ability to add as many custom images for files and folders as you want, and the dynamic creation of thumbnails for images.
Keep up the good work! Looking forward to v3.43
The resetting of download count upon edit is a pain, although I don't know whether this has been changed.
The possibility for integrated groups would be very useful indeed, and even turn this product into something well worth paying for for larger businesses with multiple teams.
Another change I would like is the ability to customise which fields are to be shown from the admin panel, as this is one thing I had to manually customise (although it wasn't difficult!).
So thanks, this is a good component and does its job well, and it fits in well into a professional intranet.
I hope you're not really running Remository 3.24. It has a security vulnerability, and should be upgraded to version 3.26 to avoid being hacked. There are plenty of bots trawling the web for vulnerable sites.
Best regards, Martin Brampton
I've tried to upgrade to 3.42 but it gives you one or two changes to get the download right (which is impossible with internet explorer most of the time) and then you're out of luck. "Sorry" and you have no download option despite the fact that you haven't downloaded anything.
I have 500+ folders with 1-6 folders in each plus 1-20+ files in each of those and without bulk upload/add whole structure from server there's no way I can use this extension despit all the work I've put into modifying the way it looks. The fact that it's pre-packaged [with my web host?] gives me the impression that it's much closer to perfect which it's defintely not.
You should try version 3.44. There has been extensive testing of the two bulk upload features which have been merged into a single, more flexible facility.
There's an FAQ at http://www.remository.com explaining how to configure IE to avoid download problems. The feature of limiting the number of times the same file could be downloaded was introduced by popular request, and I like to demonstrate the features of the product in my own use of it. When people reporting the issue with IE to me, as well as writing the FAQ, I also changed the configuration to increase the number of download attempts permitted. And it's only a limit for one day, after all!
Version 3.44 also has new options to configure the display without program changes, but it is inevitable that some people will want more variation than can be reasonably handled through parameters. There is also a FAQ on how to hack Remository, and I usually give information to anyone who asks how to achieve any particular change (subject to time).
The package as it came wasn't quite what I wanted but, after hunting through the code, I was able to customise it to more or less what I'm after. The code itself has some useful comments in it but finding the files you need to amend is not so easy if you're not an experienced user. I also found that no one seems to have cracked the complexities of the user permissions. There are several queries posted on the Forum but not so many answers.
But the bottom line is that this is a useful component if you want a simple, straightforward download facility. If you want more than that, then be prepared to pay for it!