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After testing... don't use it...

Aug 19, 2012 7:19 PM

My opinion after a long testing on Mac OS X,  Dreamweaver FTP for CS5, CS5.5 and CS6 (with 12.01.5842 update), don't use it, is very slow, replace it with Fetch for that task. And the algorithm of find and replace of all this versions of Dreamweaver are not reliable and make errors when need to replace code, don't use it, replace it with BBEdit.

Please, let me know if other users have the same problem.

Seems to be the Adobe's Team can't fix this essential tools.

Thanks.

Tom

 
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    Aug 20, 2012 4:37 AM   in reply to Tom Adobe

    Show us examples of errors made in Find and Replace please.  It's not nice to make such bald-faced assertions without substantiation.  I have been using DW since DW2 (not DW CS2 which never existed) and have never seen a mistake made in Find and Replace that couldn't be ascribed to operator error.

     
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    Aug 20, 2012 7:16 AM   in reply to MurraySummers

    <makingapoint>The Mac OS has problems, don't use it, you should switch to Linux.</makingapoint>

     

    It's kind of silly to post things like that without adding all the the pertinent information about the actual problems and all of the attempted solutions you've tried. I'm not saying DW can't or doesn't have bugs, I am saying many issues can be attributed to corrupt files, bad installs and/or user errors and without the above mentioned information, your statement "don't use it, replace it..." lacks credibility (even if you are Mr. Adobe as you user name suggests).

     
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    Aug 20, 2012 3:49 PM   in reply to Tom Adobe

    Tom Adobe wrote:
    the Find/Replace is not good on DW compare to BBEDit and don't work properly like BBEDit, I don't have the same result.

    Thanks for reporting this.

     

    Can you provide us with a reproducible example - exact steps are usually best - where we can all clearly see that DW's Find & Replace does not work properly? If we all follow the same steps then we should all get the same result.

     

    Then we can report it to Adobe and they will fix it.

     
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    Aug 20, 2012 4:43 PM   in reply to Tom Adobe

    Tom Adobe wrote:

     

    Yesterday I was working on a site and add a snippet to all pages. Try with Dreamweaver Find/Replace with Entire Current Local Site option. There was some pages that DW omit in the process,

    Which pages? How many? Was there anything different about those pages?

     
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    Aug 23, 2012 4:48 AM   in reply to Tom Adobe

    Make a test page with that code on it.  Try your Find on that page.  Does DW miss it?  Does DW miss it every time on your real page or only some of the times?

     

    Honestly, in the ~13 years I have been using DW, I've never seen it miss something like this.

     
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    Aug 25, 2012 11:25 AM   in reply to Tom Adobe

    Yes, 13 years.  The thread you linked has nothing to do with the symptoms you have described.

     
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    Aug 25, 2012 11:28 AM   in reply to Tom Adobe

    The only reported problem with Find/Replace in CS6 that I'm aware of is with "selected text."  All other Find/Replace features work fine for me. 

     

     

    Nancy O.

     
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    Aug 25, 2012 12:25 PM   in reply to MurraySummers

    Just to add, the FTP in the last few versions of Dreamweaver, including

    CS6, is very good - and extremely convenient. It's never going to have

    the full feature set of a dedicated FTP client, but a dedicated FTP

    client is never going to have the Dreamweaver-centric features included

    in Dreamweaver's FTP implementation. The key to using it efficiently is

    to ensure you always have a 1:1 relationship between the local

    Dreamweaver defined site and the server. If you ever want to keep

    multiple sites within a "master" local site, that is also possible with

    a bit of logical thinking. Simply make a duplicate of your master local

    site, with its root being a sub-folder of the master. Then in your Site

    Manager, set the server path to the same sub-folder. Trust me, for

    day-to-day file and folder management, Dreamweaver's FTP can be far more

    useful and efficient than any third-party tool.

     

    I use Filezilla - but only when I need to access parts of my server

    above the web root for secure management of database and backend systems.

     

    --

    Al Sparber - PVII

    http://www.projectseven.com

    The Finest Dreamweaver Menus | Galleries | Widgets

    Since 1998

     
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    Aug 26, 2012 5:49 AM   in reply to Tom Adobe

    Sometimes, function is much more important than speed, particularly now that DW's FTP is multithreaded.  But suit yourself....

     
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