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  • User-2048372337 posted

    I have a concern about the sudden lack of support and response for Wincache. I used to be able to post about an issue and get a response pretty quick. I've got a major issue with this new version, and some other problems, which I've posted on and gotten zero response.

    Monday, November 1, 2010 4:43 PM

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  • User-1637866776 posted

    Hi laurin1,

    Sorry for the lack of support over the last month. Previous WinCache developer is not on IIS team anymore and the new WinCache developer is coming up to speed on WinCache code base. I was out of office for the last month, but am back now and will look into the issues reported on the forum.

    Monday, November 1, 2010 5:28 PM
  • User-2048372337 posted

    Figured. Thanks for the update.

    Monday, November 1, 2010 5:41 PM
  • User-1637866776 posted

    Just to clarify the situation more: ksingla and don.raman, who are the original developer and tester for WinCache project, has moved on to work on different projects at MS. Another developer from IIS team will be working on WinCache going forward, but he is on vacation until end of November this year. So, it is very unlikely that IIS team can look into fixing wincache bugs prior to that. Meanwhile if somebody finds a bug and can create a patch that fixes it, we would be happy to review and apply it.

    Monday, November 1, 2010 7:54 PM
  • User-2048372337 posted

    I understand. What we have works fine now. We are very interested in the caching of non-php files allowed in 1.2, however, it has major bug, which I've posted about and is unusable. Anyway, we can wait.

    Tuesday, November 2, 2010 9:39 AM
  • User-917625502 posted

    Anything new? Seems that the WinCache project is dead... November came and went, same as December...

    Monday, January 3, 2011 11:23 PM
  • User-1672167363 posted

    Hello,

    Anything New http://learn.iis.net/page.aspx/944/using-php-manager-for-iis-to-setup-and-configure-php/ PHP Manager.

    Have you checked lately ?

    Martin

    Monday, January 3, 2011 11:32 PM
  • User-917625502 posted

    This is

    Anything new? Seems that the WinCache project is dead... November came and went, same as December...

    Hello,

    I understand your concern.

    The way to partly resolve this is to go to the Source Forge site where "Wincache" is located

    and post Bug Reports,Feature Suggestions or offer to help in coding.

    The members of Open Source Network and Source Forge members need and want help by users.

    Because most projects at OSN are self funded and limited to volunteer efforts there are delays in updates and coding.

    The projects hosted at OSN work only if users are prt of the project support and funding.

    Martin :)

     This may be true for other OS projects that are not backed by a multi-billion dollar company. Kinda of low for Microsoft to put out a product that does so well then just say "oh well its up to the users to support it now!". Seems they have just ran off to other things and left this project out to dry. Wonder when the same will happen to WebsitePanel, SQL Server extensions for PHP etc.

     I really thought something was going good there for a bit, M$ was very proud of the work they have done with PHP, and now it seems its been abandoned in hope that the "users" will pay for, support and develop it.

    Monday, January 3, 2011 11:58 PM
  • User-1672167363 posted

    Hello,

    http://learn.iis.net/page.aspx/944/using-php-manager-for-iis-to-setup-and-configure-php/ PHP manager

    is another project.

    Not sure what meaing to say ?

    Regards,

    Martin

    Tuesday, January 4, 2011 12:46 AM
  • User-2048372337 posted

    I think the real problem here is we don't really know what MS's stance is on this product. My company would be happy to pay for this product (or at least for support.)

    ruslany indicated that a developer was assigned to this project, but either that was untrue or things have changed again. Currently, our use of the product is almost 100% stable, other than we cannot use it to cache non-php files (http://forums.iis.net/t/1170921.aspx) or session variables (http://forums.iis.net/p/1169879/1951548.aspx). Still, works well for everything else.

    Tuesday, January 4, 2011 2:33 PM
  • User-2048372337 posted

    Strange...no update in the forum, but ruslany just posted two files to sourceforge (31 minutes ago):

     

    http://sourceforge.net/projects/wincache/

    Tuesday, January 4, 2011 2:48 PM
  • User-917625502 posted

    I think the real problem here is we don't really know what MS's stance is on this product. My company would be happy to pay for this product (or at least for support.)

    ruslany indicated that a developer was assigned to this project, but either that was untrue or things have changed again. Currently, our use of the product is almost 100% stable, other than we cannot use it to cache non-php files (http://forums.iis.net/t/1170921.aspx) or session variables (http://forums.iis.net/p/1169879/1951548.aspx). Still, works well for everything else.

     Personally I dont think they know their own stance on this product. I think this was a marketing gimmick to gain hype for IIS7 and Server 2008; same goes for the SQL Server extensions.

    Tuesday, January 4, 2011 4:28 PM
  • User-917625502 posted

    Strange...no update in the forum, but ruslany just posted two files to sourceforge (31 minutes ago):

     

    http://sourceforge.net/projects/wincache/

    Nothing changed... Same build date..

    Build Date Oct 8 2010 23:08:16

    Tuesday, January 4, 2011 4:31 PM
  • User-1637866776 posted

    I have updated the dev build on sourceforge as I was not sure if it contained the latest dev build. I believe it had file version 1.2.930.0. Now it has 1.2.1010.0.

    Laurin1, for the bugs that you have reported here: http://forums.iis.net/t/1170921.aspx and here: http://forums.iis.net/p/1169879/1951548.aspx - have you used build 1.2.1010.0 ? If not, can you try using that build?

    As with the comments about project becoming dead - it is definitely not being abandoned by Microsoft, but the development has slowed down in the last couple of months due to the changes in the team and the holiday period. We are still planning to release version 1.2 - hopefully beginning of this year.

    Tuesday, January 4, 2011 6:54 PM
  • User-379892604 posted
    [i]Redundant stuff, nevermind..[/i]
    Tuesday, January 4, 2011 7:05 PM