eBook authors eBook Software - create and publish your own ebooks
Create your own eBooks
 
   
EBookApprentice.com
Learn How To Create, Publish & Market E-Books
 
   
EBookCompiler.com
E-Book Creation Software
 
   
EBookPower.com
Add sophisticated multimedia to your E-Books
 
   
CoverFactory.com
Create E-Book covers in minutes
 
 
  EBookSubmit.com
E-Book Marketing & Promotion made easy
 
  EBookJungle.com
Search engine for E-Books
 
  EBookInterviews.com
Interviews with eBook authors
 
  EBookEnhance.com
Tools for building better eBooks
 
 
 
Archived Message:

eBook Question


 
Jeff K I recently downloaded your compiler and may purchase it, but noticed two annoying problems.  After using it, I noticed I was unable to read off-line files in IE.  Also, when I went back on-line, all my previously visited links were cleared.  Is this a bug, or inherent in the software?  I'm using IE 5.5.

Thanks,  Jeff Kramer


Posted on: 11:40 am on April 1, 2001
Jeff K Here's another question. I just updated to 4.1 from 4.0, and the size of my exe jumped from 234KB to 631KB. Why?

Posted on: 4:44 pm on April 1, 2001
EBookCompiler Hi Jeff

Sorry for the delay in answering, been a very busy couple of days... you sent me e-mail as well (?) which I've answered now, atleast up to today

The offline files issue we know about, and have developed a fix for.  We need to QA this before we release it.

The EXE size is a different issue.  The reason is there is a conflict between Norton utilities and a third party compression program we used in 4.0 to compress the EXE code (the content is compressed using our own algorithm and is not affected by this).  We believe this ia bug in Norton, and I know they are aware of it, as it doesn't just affect Activ E-Book Compiler 4.0 - but many other programs too.  However in the interest of maximum compatibility we turned off the third party compression tool in 4.01 - until we have an alternate solution or Norton fix their bug.


Posted on: 3:46 pm on April 4, 2001
Jeff K Sunil,

    Thanks for the reply. I registered earlier today.

    Jeff


Posted on: 4:10 am on April 5, 2001
Jeff K Sunil,

What seems to be the problem with this fix?

Jeff


Posted on: 9:17 pm on December 3, 2001
EBookCompiler Hi Jeff

I am working on this fix and others fixes/improvements

Each new version of the program needs to be tested on several versions of Windows, and several versions of IE. If you multiply this up it comes out to a lot of combinations

In other words, to release an upgrade, even if it's only a tiny change takes a lot of time.   This being the case, I get more done (and you get more upgrades) by dealing with a bunch of issues in one release.

Example: Suppose I have 5 new features + fixes to release.
(each which took say 2 weeks to develop)

Approach 1:
Develop + debug first feature (2 weeks). Test + Release (4 weeks)
Develop + debug second feature (2 weeks).. Test + Release (4 weeks)
Repeat for features 3-5.  Total = 5 X (2+4) = 30 weeks

Approach 2:
Develop + debug first feature (2 weeks)
Develop + debug second feature (2 weeks)
etc.
Test + Release (4 weeks)
Total = ( 5 X 2 ) + 4 = 14 weeks

These are fictional numbers, as an example, but I think you can see where I'm going with this.


A new version is coming Jeff.  I apologize it's taking a while


Posted on: 6:12 pm on December 4, 2001

Go to Active Discussion Thread

Participate in Current/New Discussions

List All Archived Forums



Copyright © 2000-2015, Answers 2000 Limited.

With any business, it is up to the individual owner of said business to ensure the success of the business. You may make more or less than any sample figures or results that might be quoted on our web sites or other publications. All business involves risk, and many businesses do not succeed. Further, Answers 2000 Limited does NOT represent that any particular individual or business is typical, or that any results or experiences achieved by any particular individual/business is necessarily typical.

Disclosure: Our company's websites' content (including this website's content) includes advertisements for our own company's websites, products, and services, and for other organization's websites, products, and services. In the case of links to other organization's websites, our company may receive a payment, (1) if you purchase products or services, or (2) if you sign-up for third party offers, after following links from this website. Unless specifically otherwise stated, information about other organization's products and services, is based on information provided by that organization, the product/service vendor, and/or publicly available information - and should not be taken to mean that we have used the product/service in question. Additionally, our company's websites contain some adverts which we are paid to display, but whose content is not selected by us, such as Google AdSense ads. For more detailed information, please see Advertising/Endorsements Disclosures

Our sites use cookies, some of which may already be set on your computer. Use of our site constitutes consent for this. For details, please see Privacy.

Contact Us    About and Terms Of Use    Privacy    Advertising/Endorsements Disclosures