Darryl,

Darryl Newberry wrote:

> 
> Side note on OS's: "sch_user" running Windows 2000 Pro, "pcb_user" running
> Windows XP Pro.
> 
 
I suppose this side note hits the point. Not really sure who 

to punish for this bug, Protel or µsoft!


What I can state is that we also work with the ddb structure 
and the ddb's all are set up for multi user with different 
privileges. No such problems with this up to now. We all 
have NT4 on our workstations and a separate NT4 server 
storing all hot data with daily backup.

What I'm missing on the multi user setup is an intelligent 
file locking feauture to prevent interfering changes to 
individual files within the ddb. The manual file locking is 
not what I'm dreaming of - especially when you have to 
unlock the file for each file save even if you are the user 
that locked this particular file for exclusive editing. In 
early P99 versions saving of locked files was possible for 
the user that locked them. This was lost with one of the 
early service packs and never brought back even not when I 
reported this together with some ideas for improving the 
file locking functionality to protel europe. I did this two 
or three times by phone and email and besides the "oh, good 
idea" comment on the phone never got a useful answer. So, 
long speech short meaning: The Workgroup feauture seems to 
be another of those promising marketing arguments for the 
Protel sales people that is not in the main focus of the 
Protel programmers!

Despite this I keep on setting up ddb's as multi user 
capable hoping the day comes that it really becomes useful! 
(As long one is able to dream, his soul is living)

Emanuel



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