Exporting content from Manila/Frontier

Michael Fraase Manila-Newbies@userland.com
Sun, 12 May 2002 13:27:26 -0500

Thanks for your response, David.

Having just spent three days rebuilding my laptop from the ground up for
the second time in three weeks, I am thoroughly disgusted with the
tenuous nature of this technology.

As things stand, there is no *reasonable* way for a non-programmer to
get content out of Frontier/Manila. One of the ongoing complaints about
UserLand Software that I never paid much attention to was that the
development moves forward, but the little things don't get finished. I'm
paying attention now, and not being able to get content out isn't a
little thing.

There's an old song called Lip Service. I think either Lou Reed or Elvis
Costello wrote it, and I'm too damn tired right now to remember which
one. But that's how I'm feeling right now with all the talk about locked

I still have great respect for UserLand and the folks there, but things
like this tarnish the image and make me pretty dang grumpy.

Michael Fraase, partner

> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Carter-Tod [mailto:wccartd@wcc.vccs.edu] 
> Sent: Friday, May 10, 2002 10:39 AM
> To: Manila-Newbies@userland.com
> Cc: Michael Fraase
> Subject: Re: Exporting content from Manila/Frontier
> At 07:39 PM 5/7/2002 -0500, Michael Fraase wrote:
> >Another additional data point: The Frontier "The XML Files" command 
> >isn't working either. It errors out with some sort of "file 
> created by 
> >an earlier version" and all it spits out is a siteName.root file.
> >
> >My Frontier instance is up-to-date and runs as a service on Windows 
> >2000 Advanced Server which is also up-to-date.
> >
> >Anyone have any ideas?
> Just as a data point, I have downloaded my site separately 
> and then just 
> run the elements of the XMLfiles tool that I needed, i.e.
> local (exportFolder = theXmlFilesSuite.export (adrSite)); 
> file.openFolder (exportFolder);
> Where adrSite is the address of the table containing your 
> website, e.g. 
> something like @afmanilaWebsite
> Have you made sure that TheXMLFiles.root is up to date too?
> David
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