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Old May 16th, 2011, 04:55 AM
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Default Page 63 Chapter 3 - PDF Version

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I've reached page 63 and am having difficulty. Under the tab property the book clearly states that this should go under Press Release Details, this option is not appearing for me. Does anyone know wether this is a mistake or I have missed something?

Another comment regarding this book is that it keeps refering to the runway modules which I think have now been removed in favour of the basic site templates if I'm not mistaken. I certainly coulnd't locate the runway modules and asked in the forum about this.
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Default Correction to steps on p. 63

Hi,

thank you for reporting this omission. The steps on page 62 should really say "Repeat step 1-3 and 5..." as opposed to "Repeat steps 1-3...". Step 5 includes creating the new tab for use when adding new Generic Properties.

To answer you question about Runway modules. You are correct in that they have been replaced with the new templates and skins in Umbraco 4.7. When this book was written (and completed for production), version 4.7 still wasn't out. This is why you see references to these modules in the book. Technology changes fast. Aside from that, the contents in the book still applies to 4.x versions of Umbraco.

Thanks again for buying the book!

Best,
Nik
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Hi,

thank you for reporting this omission. The steps on page 62 should really say "Repeat step 1-3 and 5..." as opposed to "Repeat steps 1-3...". Step 5 includes creating the new tab for use when adding new Generic Properties.

To answer you question about Runway modules. You are correct in that they have been replaced with the new templates and skins in Umbraco 4.7. When this book was written (and completed for production), version 4.7 still wasn't out. This is why you see references to these modules in the book. Technology changes fast. Aside from that, the contents in the book still applies to 4.x versions of Umbraco.

Thanks again for buying the book!

Best,
Nik
Cheers Nick. I worked it out eventually anyway. The removal of runway module references is possibly something to consider for the next revision of the book as I really got stuck on the forum and all the tutorials for quite a while trying to find the runway modules.

I think it caused me to re-install several times while looking for the runway module and trying different templates seeing if I could find it.

I definitely appreciate the fact that technology moves fast.

Another slight thing I noticed was on page 107 was this bit of grammar just being picky really but "Select the .ascx file that you want like to use." should read "Select the .ascx file that you would like to use." just trying to make the book better rather than nitpicking here.
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Maybe you could add one of those attention boxes explaining this in the installation chapter and the second chapter too (incase like me the reader has already installed the product)
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Hey, thanks for the feedback. We'll make note of the issues you reported. Much appreciated.

-- Nik
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Hey, thanks for the feedback. We'll make note of the issues you reported. Much appreciated.

-- Nik
Thanks Nik,
It's a good book it just requires a fair bit of persistance. It's definitely been a worth while purchase.
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While I'm here on page 154 it says "To support multiple sites and entry points for your Umbraco installation, you must leave the default setting
of umbracoHideTopLevelNodeFromPath as true. This tells Umbraco to exclude the Content node from the path"

It's worth pointing out that this is a key in the web config settings as I had to scout the forums a while to find that out
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