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Jeremy Hughes

31 Oct 2019, 7:30 pm

Xway Talk

Xway Talk is a new discussion list for Xway.

You can join now!

Xway b1 will be released on Tuesday 5th November (see separate announcement).

Jeremy

Jeremy Hughes

31 Oct 2019, 7:31 pm

Sorry - the link for Xway Talk is:

https://softpress.groups.io/g/xway-talk

Jeremy

Gordon Low

31 Oct 2019, 7:41 pm

Any reason why the Xway discussion isn’t part of the familiar Freewaytalk forum ?

Gordon

Jeremy Hughes

31 Oct 2019, 7:50 pm

Any reason why the Xway discussion isn’t part of the familiar Freewaytalk forum ?

Yes.

The familiar Freeway-Talk forum is quite old, and it has issues that we have been unable to resolve:

  1. Some people are unable to post messages. Their messages might (or might not) arrive via email, but they aren’t displayed in the forum.

  2. Freeway-Talk messages that do get sent via email are frequently identified as spam (I have to regularly check my spam folder).

Freeway Talk will continue to exist, but we wanted to make a new start with Xway Talk.

Jeremy

Marcus Do Carmo

31 Oct 2019, 7:51 pm

Hi Jeremy.

Good to know about November 5th!! Very good news!! I also have a question: Do I need to choose “join the group” or just “login” using the same info we use for Freewaytak?

Thanks, Jeremy! Marcus

Miami, Florida

iMac 27” - Mac OS 10.14.4 - Freeway Pro 7

http://www.plusartgraphics.com

Jeremy Hughes

31 Oct 2019, 8:04 pm

Do I need to choose “join the group” or just “login” using the same info we use for Freewaytak?

You need to join the new group.

Jeremy

Jeremy Hughes

31 Oct 2019, 8:21 pm

Anyone can view Xway Talk messages without joining - but you need to join in order to post.

There are also various options: you can choose whether you want to receive emails, or email digests, or email notifications, or not receive any emails.

Jeremy

Marcus Do Carmo

31 Oct 2019, 10:44 pm

Thanks Jeremy!

Can’t wait for Nov 5th…

Marcus

On 31 Oct 2019, 8:04 pm, Jeremy Hughes wrote:

Do I need to choose “join the group” or just “login” using the same info we use for Freewaytak?

You need to join the new group.

Jeremy

Miami, Florida

iMac 27” - Mac OS 10.14.4 - Freeway Pro 7

http://www.plusartgraphics.com

James

1 Nov 2019, 5:49 pm

Any word on how much it will be? Thanks in advance.

Jeremy Hughes

2 Nov 2019, 3:47 pm

Any word on how much it will be?

b1 will be free.

When we do start charging, I think the price will be similar to what we currently charge for Freeway. There will also be an upgrade price for Freeway users.

Jeremy

Nick Beale

3 Nov 2019, 4:53 pm

“There will also be an upgrade price for Freeway users.”

Good to hear but it would also help to know, pending the eventual ability to import from Freeway Pro, will it be necessary to recreate an existing site from scratch (which I really don’t fancy doing) or will there be an easier way?

Jeremy Hughes

4 Nov 2019, 12:59 pm

The way I would import a site into Xway would be to paste text content into Xway pages and import graphic (and other) content.

But you don’t have to do this: as long as you keep Mojave on a separate partition, or run it within a VM, you can continue using Freeway Pro for existing sites.

Jeremy

Nick Beale

4 Nov 2019, 9:43 pm

“The way I would import a site into Xway would be to paste text content into Xway pages and import graphic (and other) content.”

With around 700 pages to do, that isn’t a terribly attractive prospect. I think I’ll stick with 10.14 until Xway can import from Pro.

Jim Feeney

5 Nov 2019, 2:02 am

On 4 Nov 2019, 9:43 pm, Nick Beale wrote:

“The way I would import a site into Xway would be to paste text content into Xway pages and import graphic (and other) content.”

With around 700 pages to do, that isn’t a terribly attractive prospect. I think I’ll stick with 10.14 until Xway can import from Pro.

Same here, Nick. I have just under 500 pages. The cut-and-paste is not something I want to tackle. Like you, I’ll just keep using Fwy 7 Pro and OSX 14 until a version of Xway comes out that will directly import our Freeway document.

Oregon, USA | 2017 iMac 21.5” | 3.6 GHz Intel Core i7 | 16 GB RAM | OS 10.14 | User since Fwy 3.5 | https://www.jimfeeney.org

Alistair Johnston

18 Nov 2019, 1:37 pm

[Re-posting from Xway b1]

I’ve been a Freeway Pro user for many, many years. I appreciate all the reasons for moving to Xway, but not being able to export my Freeway Pro websites is really frustrating. My websites made extensive use of Freeway actions, responsiveness and other capabilities - it’s not simply a matter of copying over text and graphics.

Can you confirm if you will be developing a tool to export Freeway Pro to Xway? Otherwise I am reluctant to start from scratch with Xway and will investigate competitive products that are more resilient to Mac OS updates.

And furthermore… creating a partition for me will be a separate challenge as I installed my OS with just the one usable partition. Hmm!

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waltd

18 Nov 2019, 5:42 pm

If you installed High Sierra or Mojave, then you are on APFS (Apple File System) and making partitions and such is SO MUCH SIMPLER than you may recall from the days of HFS and HFS+. Don’t let that slow you down.

Walter

On Nov 18, 2019, at 8:37 AM, Alistair Johnston <[email protected]> wrote:

And furthermore… creating a partition for me will be a separate challenge as I installed my OS with just the one usable partition. Hmm!

Freeway user since 1997

http://www.walterdavisstudio.com