[FX.php List] [OFF] IWP proposed as alternative to buying FMP license

Derrick Fogle derrick at fogles.net
Mon Dec 8 15:01:43 MST 2008

You should also give them a quote for your labor for what it *would*  
take to turn on IWP for them. Make sure it's just as much or more than  
the cost of another license (which it probably really is). Then point  
out that IWP is not really not an 'exact' match, and there could be  
unexpected problems with operation via the IWP. Just a few hours of  
tweaking on an application to make it work correctly in IWP ends up  
being more expensive than the native client.

If you want a few horror stories about how much time and effort it  
takes to "IWP Sanitize" a solution - even a fairly basic one, I can  
provide that. (And yes, I know other people seem to be able use it,  
but I've never found IWP to be functional enough for anything more  
complex than a basic "guestbook" level application.)

On Dec 8, 2008, at 3:50 PM, Gjermund Gusland Thorsen wrote:

> Well performance wise you would probably need another FMSA 8 sooner,
> not to disappoint your FX.php clients.
> As IWP hogs more bandwidth then plain XML traffic.
> ggt
> 2008/12/8 Jonathan Schwartz <jschwartz at exit445.com>:
>> Hi Folks,
>> Help me out with this one.
>> A rather "frugal" client presently accesses an FMP solution with a  
>> single
>> copy of FMP 9 client. I serve the file from FMSA 8 remotely to make  
>> remote
>> development easier. The client now needs to add another user.  They  
>> tried to
>> use two installations of the same FMP license with epected results.  
>> Rather
>> than buy another copy of FMP, the client wants to follow FMI's  
>> suggestion
>> that the file be served up using IWP....as an alternative to buying  
>> a second
>> FMP license. (!)
>> I'm not running IWP on my FMSA 8, nor do I intended to.
>> However, I need to respond back to the client to tell them why it  
>> is not a
>> good substitute...sort of why a screwdriver is not a good  
>> substitute for a
>> hammer, although it can be done.
>> Any suggestions?
>> J
>> --
>> Jonathan Schwartz
>> Exit 445 Group
>> jonathan at exit445.com
>> http://www.exit445.com
>> 415-370-5011
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