Last post Jan 17, 2006 07:16 AM by SMCD
Jan 16, 2006 01:09 PM|SMCD|LINK
i make part of a radio station and we need to make a robust site for the organization. We want to have audio-ondemand, video-ondemand, e-commerce, RSS, podcast, more than 15000 news/year with sounds and pictures, and a lot of new features.
But more important that all of that we need a site that could grow up by adding new features and must be able to stay alive 24x7 with high performance and no down-times. To get the all picture we need to have 3 radio sites on-line on DNN.
After a long search of CMS: opensource and proprietary we choose DNN cause we believe is the one who could give us the chance to grow up as we need. Now we need to decide if we start the development by using DNN 3.2 (.Net 1.1) or we that or chances on DNN4.0.2
using the .Net Framework 2.0.
And i was hoping that you could turn the ligths on this issue. we want to be sure that your e radio sites will live on DNN for as long as possible, and never less than 10 years.
Jan 16, 2006 11:21 PM|xddg|LINK
I can only give you my opinion based on experience, feedback and overall feeling I have summised in the last few weeks.
3.2.2 is most likely your best platform and in fact the one I decided on at this stage for the following reasons.
Things are still getting sorted out with DNN4 as developers are working with a new application - VS2005, SQL2005 New Framework
If you have specific requirements that need functionality that is only found in the aspnet 2 environment, then that could be the determining decision.
However, I've spoken to a few developers, some have moved to 4 and found it was a bit difficult just to get their own sites work, but those who have setup their sites on DNN3.2 are better positioned to upgrade to 4 when they feel more confident about it.
It depends on a couple of things -
These are my thoughts on the matter, as I looked long and hard before making the decision to upgrade my site (currently in process since I had to rebuild, after 6 or so unsuccessful attempts to upgrade due to some core changes - and never again will that
happen) I felt that 3.2.2 was good to go with and in fact have deployed a great shopping cart using the latest version of Catalook - and it's performing well so far.
Good luck with your project. I'm excited to see new people coming into the space and hope that we see more of you here sharing your ideas, and solving some of your problems if you have any.
I hope this has given you some ideas to think about.
Jan 17, 2006 07:16 AM|SMCD|LINK
First of all thank you, for all that important notes.
I'm more certain now that DNN3.2 is the best choice.
However i still have a question about the development, can i use VS2005 to work with DNN3.2 or do i have to still workin on VS2003?