Method Support is a system for quickly producing process support Web sites. It simplifies the process by requiring the administrator to just provide a "schema" file describing the forms and the workflow that define the process. The administrator can then generate the entire site by running a single command line. Method Support is a program for supporting procedures by defining online forms, equivalent to a set of paper forms. The emphasis of this approach is to make it easy to set up forms and to modify the forms over time.
|Tags||Software Development Documentation Office/Business groupware Information Management Records Management Workflow Frameworks Code Generators|
|Operating Systems||OS Independent|
Release Notes: A sort attribute for fields was added. A select-if sub-element for fields was added. From-docs can now have fields. Defects were fixed. The use-sql element in schema was added.
Release Notes: The Web-page-with-comments example is now being used for http://methodsupport.com. The schema file was restructured so that all references to document now use a new from-doc element. Defects were corrected. Better documentation was written. Refactoring was done. A new utility to pretty-print schema files was added.
Release Notes: This version is now being used to host http://methodsupport.com/ and includes administration options to configure the application on the Web server (notably, to work with mod_rewrite).
Release Notes: There is now a better example in the examples/commentpage directory. This provides a simple Web page with comments. It also has a user name (register/login) page. There are also extra enhancements and defect fixes required to support the example.
Release Notes: This release adds audit trails. It adds several extra field types. Several defects have been fixed. The documentation has been improved.