I have decided to stop reverting to my 7 year old self, lying on the floor pounding my tiny programmer's fists on the carpet, and instead do the grown-up thing and seek public support for one of my major issues with SS3 over SS2.9.
Presently, to create manuals, chapters, and articles, ScreenSteps requires access to the ScreenSteps Live server.
This causes limitations (amounting to a stand-still) when working in secured environments, when internet access is disrupted, or in situations where the internet connection is slow.
It would be useful to me to be able to create new manuals, chapters and lessons locally in SS3 without a web connection, then register them with the server at a more appropriate time.
- We can create manual frameworks on the bus or train, in the middle of the lake when the fish are not biting, or when the water company has cut through the phone cables and you have eaten through the 4G data on your phone account.
- Life will be more pleasant when the connection is slow for whatever reason (e.g. 3G access only is available, or your shack in the country where you go to do serious creative work has a satellite connection.)
- It will eliminate the delay (which for me in Australia is from 5 to 10 seconds) every time I switch manuals, create a manual, chapter, article or title or change a property such as the title.
We can work on documentation of a locally installed program when no outside connection is available, then upload and check-in when normal service is restored.
My vision is quite simple - create local chapters and articles, then add content. A local-only manual provides a home for chapters and articles that are later moved to the appropriate SSL manuals when online access is available.
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