I have spent 100s of hours trying to get to the bottom of
the problems with themes with and without ZEN and CSS.
It appears all roads lead to ELB as the major
If you have time to identify where it is so that it can be
taken out then great. Possibly then we should see if there is a new version of
it that we can use.
Let me put it this way, ELB should never have been put in
without major testing.
I just loaded the HWMenudropdown layout and default theme
and the same problems occur with the admin pages as I was having with the zen
This is what really makes people wonder if Rainbow is ever
going to be serious.
I ask again to be patient with MagicAjax, there is no magic
in coding, just hard work. We must fix the major problems and get a ASP.NET 2.0
version without the problems we have been having because of bad
I have decided that fixing Rainbow 2006 is impossible.
After a review of the problems, I have decided that it is a waste of
Therefore I would like to make an ASP.NET 2 version without
bugs and allows people to upgrade from Rainbow 2006.
Therefore we should be looking to fix the existing
problems, by either fixing or removing offending code. I request everyone look
to this please.
Its good to see the traffic on the dev list heat up. Manu and I
are in the process of reorganizing the Rainbow project. We are compiling a
solid roadmap and correcting it before displaying it to the list. It
includes a new site Design with Community Server [ hopefully 2.0 ] forums.
I think most to all the issues in the current rainbow version will be solved in
2.0. From my test its pretty solid in only having warnings for obsolete
code and having only a couple little errors. Im going to start refactoring
code and making small adjustments on my test boxes but I have a fresh
install. I am targeting this install for an aqua release but would be
willing to offer my help on getting just a fresh 2.0 port on dev. I will
check on the ELB because I definitly saw it in one of the many versions of
rainbow that I currently have. I will check tonight when I go back to
northern virginia if my 2.0 version contains the ELB assembly and thus
ELB. I dont mind ELB at all. Im just saying if elb can be there why
not magicajax? Its just a dll and a web.config change. I am
currently working with Manu also in getting MagicAjax to work with the Rewrite
Module and do a ajax hit with rewrite instead of a post. Aqua is very fast
and its hosted on my dev machine with a network connection to SQL Server 2005
Enterprise. I am going to test it with Caching turned on and do some
benchmarks with Rainbow 2006 1.6 Sql Server 2000 ent VS Aqua
Sql Server 2005 and release my