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

Jonathan Schwartz jschwartz at exit445.com
Mon Dec 8 15:08:27 MST 2008

Excellent!  That's what I needed.

Never thought I would have to explain that one.


At 4:01 PM -0600 12/8/08, Derrick Fogle wrote:
>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.
>>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?
>>>Jonathan Schwartz
>>>Exit 445 Group
>>>jonathan at exit445.com
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