TrapEd - edit intermediate Vignette-files produced by transferproject
TrapEd ©, which is an acronym of Transferproject-Editor is used to simplify many tasks with the Vignette-E-Business-Platform (or StoryServer as I still call it, though Vignette avoids this since 2000). Especially when developing, documenting or bug-fixing Vignette-projects, TrapEd is indispensable.
Some key-features of TrapEd are:
All you need to do is take one of those files produced by the
We have been using TrapEd for developing and enhancing our
client's environment and we are very satisfied with the product.
TrapEd extends Vignette's potential by extensive search and replacement
function which allows us
to clone complete StoryServer projects or even parts of them easily.
Renaming templates' paths and names as well as projects by search patterns
has become a matter of hours in comparison to days without TrapEd.
Moreover, the error rate was reduced to nearly zero.
If you don't know anything about
Starting TrapEd and opening an attr-file brings up the following GUI:
TrapEd application (View full image)
The left frame resembles the project-tree as seen in the Vignette Project-Manager but includes the templates, files and records as well. The font is similar to that of the Project-Manager (e.g. bold for templates with state Live, italic for those in state Working).
The right frame shows the attributes of the marked item. In this case the values for State or template-code. Most of these attributes are shown in the Vignette Project-Manager via the "Details"-GUI.
TrapEd runs on Windows NT/2000/XP (and it also runs on Windows 98 see Faq).
You need to have at least a Pentium-computer with 128 MB ram. Depending on the size of your projects up to 256 MB ram would be necessary (an attr-file of 7 MB needs approx. 35 MB ram and temporary up to 60 MB). If your computer has enough power you can open attr-files with unlimited size.
To determine your Harddisk-ID which is needed for a license, you must have a C-drive. TrapEd cannot be started from the network (and it wouldn't be senseful, because the license is bound to one computer) or any other drive.
This software is copyrighted by Vogel.
You can get a free but restricted trial-copy (see Download).
With this trial-copy you get a restricted functionality. You will only be able to open a maximum of three project-directories with the included templates. With this trial-copy you cannot save any changes and the Api is not available.
To get full access to the complete functionality you have to get a license, which is really easy. Just send me a gift from my Amazon-wishlist (see License).
If you find a bug in TrapEd and send me the bug-report you will get a 30-days free license as a reward (see also Download for details).
Version 2.4 - 04/25/2006
Version 2.3 - 07/01/2005
Version 2.2 - 06/24/2005
Still version 2.2. Just fixed some minor bugs
Version 2.2 - 10/11/2004
Version 2.1 - 02/05/2004
The following things changed:
Version 2.0 - 05/07/2003
New majour release. TED is renamed to TrapEd because of a name-clash with Vignettes template-daemon-process.
The following features were added:
Version 1.9 - 10/21/2002
Version 1.7 - 05/16/2002
First official release of TrapEd. At this time named "TED".
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Last update: May 02, 2007, at 02:20 PM