Triaster Suite version 15.1 is due for release in April 2015. It will contain the following features.
With version 15.1, a map can be dropped into the Sandpit site, and published into the Live site (after Approval), without anyone needing to start a publication.
It will be necessary to use our standard three site structure with Live, Prelive and Sandpit mapstore folders - most customers are using this setup already.
The mapping and approvals process will be as follows:
For detailed instructions on how to separate maps into one map, one file, please read: Preparing for Auto Synchronisation: http://tinyurl.com/Prep-Auto-Sync
This is what Paul Elson - Vining has to say about it:
"I don't often get this excited about changes in our software as Triaster are all about continual improvement and development, but version 15.1 is going to save literally days of time. This is why...
If you are using a flash menu which uses the flashmenu.xml file, you currently need to manually edit anxml file in order to link your maps to your homepage. A few years ago I wrote a report to enable copy and paste of the tag into the file, but this was still very manual and relied on you knowing where to put the tag.
With the new menu editor, accessed from the Library administration page (which requires a log in), you can see all the entries on your homepage as they currently stand. The new menu editor is intelligent in that it cross checks menu items from the homepage to that of the catalogue file (which is updated on publish and contains all the data for search and reports etc.).
Why is this important? If you have an entry on the homepage that is not in the catalogue, if you were to click the link from the homepage, you would get a 404-error page stating 'page cannot be found'. The menu editor will now highlight in yellow any entries which have errors in them, prompting the Library Administrator to correct them and take action. It also turns that entry red so you can immediately see the row once you 'open' the group.
That is good news already... but I have not finished yet! We now have a published content view, sorted alphabetically by folder and level in hierarchy - as defined by that in the MapStore - and you can now drag entire folders of maps and drop them directly into a menu. This may sound a simple task, but for the development team here in Triaster there were a number of big hurdles to overcome to pave the way for this. The result being, you can now publish a map and add it to the menu almost immediately, without needing to access the flash menu file at all.
Some of you may have used the beta version of the menu editor, but this had its limitations and could not be used by customers who use reference numbers or had images for particular entries. These issues have now been resolved. For those of you that want to, you can still add links to non-process maps by using the details view, or if you really must, you can still add entries in the old way manually".
The Triaster Simulation Engine will be further developed and enhanced in future releases, with for example the addition of a Business Improvement web front end. Anyone interested in inputting into and influencing the development of Triaster Business Improvement functionality should contact Michael Cousins directly on firstname.lastname@example.org or call him on (0)870 402 1234.
If you would like any more information or would like to trial the Triaster Solution we would be delighted to hear from you.
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