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starting warewolf from the shortcut when the server is stopped doesnt launch the designer

Paul Cannell 4 years ago • updated by Gandalf 3 years ago 2
stop the service
close the designer
click the designer shortcut, you will be prompted to start the warewolf service. Click yes
The service starts
The designer does not
Click short cut again it starts fine.
Trivial and minor annoyance bug :)
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Gandalf 3 years ago
Thanks Paul. We are looking into it. 
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Performance of the framework

Anonymous 4 years ago • updated by anonymous 4 years ago 0
Just one question from me is around the performance of this framework. Can you comment on comparing the performance between this framework and using native entity and mvc frameworks for a project?
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anonymous 4 years ago
I cannot give performance comparisons of Warewolf vs MVC and Entity Framework.

Currently, Warewolf is intended to augment your existing development stack not replace it.
We have focused on enabling simple and quick SOA by allowing DLLs, Web services and Stored Procedures to be quickly exposed and orchestrated in Workflows that can be invoked in both your Data and Business Layers.
We allow for Web and T-SQL invocation methods.
You can find out more detail on Warewolf’s intended use and general architecture here : http://warewolf.io/architecture-documentation.php
You can find out more on Web and T-SQL invocation by looking at the Samples directory where you installed Warewolf. E.G. C:\Program Files (x86)\Warewolf
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How do I get Warewolf into my C# application?

Anonymous 4 years ago • updated by anonymous 4 years ago 0
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anonymous 4 years ago
You need to use it at your service layer. All Workflows are hosted as web services that can return XML or JSON data.

For example you have a workflow called MyWorkflow you want to invoke from C#. You need to use a WebRequest to invoke the Warewolf service via a URL like http://localhost:3142/services/MyWorkflow.xml

You can then take the response data and parse the XML into an object. 
Or you could change the extension from .xml to .json like http://localhost:3142/services/MyWorkflow.json
This will cause the service to return JSON data you can convert to POCO object with a JSON libary like the one here http://james.newtonking.com/json
you can then use this POCO in your C# application. 

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Future features - UI? Form builder?

Anonymous 4 years ago • updated by Gandalf 4 years ago 0
Hi
What new features have you got in the pipeline?
My company is looking for something like Warewolf but with a client facing UI, something like K2 Smart Forms. 
Have you got any plans for this?
Thanks,
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Gandalf 4 years ago
Absolutely. This is the logical next step for the system and plans are underway for a pre v1 release of this functionality. If you have any requirements, please leave them as comments here or as suggestions.
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Pricing

Anonymous 4 years ago • updated by Gandalf 4 years ago 0
We're want to use Warewolf in an upcoming project but are concerned about future pricing implications once it's out of beta. I don't want to get dependant and then get hit with big licencing fees.
What are your plans for pricing in the future?
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Gandalf 4 years ago
Great question that deserves a simple answer.

We do not know.

We want to keep Warewolf Free. We see it as a tool in the back pocket of every dev team. Because we cannot guarantee what the long term pricing is at this stage, and we understand your concern, we will guarantee that it will never be above $500 per year for installations prior to licencing.
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Support

Anonymous 4 years ago • updated by Gandalf 4 years ago 0
Hi Warewolf
Down the line, will you offer other kinds of support for your application, or will it just be this portal?
Thanks
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Gandalf 4 years ago
We will offer support. Either through this forum, the community or if necessary contractually. If you would like to discuss further please send us your details and we will get in touch.
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Expose as a service

Anonymous 4 years ago • updated by anonymous 4 years ago 1
To use Warewolf, would we need to expose it as a service?
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anonymous 4 years ago
You can also call a workflow workflow from SQL.
See the Samples folder in the Warewolf install directory for an example of this.
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Warewolf vs Windows Workflow Foundation

Anonymous 4 years ago • updated by anonymous 4 years ago 0
I've had a look at Warewolf and it seems very similar to Windows Workflow Foundation.
What is the deifference?
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anonymous 4 years ago
Warewolf is based on Windows Workflow Foundation (WF).
We re-host their designer, hence why it may appear similar.

Here is a quick summary of key differences : 

  • Provides wizard driven integration with Web services, Stored Procedures, and DLLs.
  • A custom language to move data around a workflow instead of the standard In/Out arguments.
  • Improve the way a user interacts with workflow tooling by providing adorers to expand a tool in-line to access enhanced functionality. This results in less clicking around.
  • Greatly expanded toolbox functionality. A lot of what you see we have custom built.
  • Simplified re-use. Via our explorer you can drag one workflow into another instantly accessing its functionality.
  • An easy to use visual debugging output, greatly enhancing the usability and maintainability of the workflows you create.
  • All workflows are exposed as web services for system integration purposes.
  • Integrates with Active Directory for security at a server or resource level.

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Architecture design docs

Anonymous 4 years ago • updated by Gandalf 2 years ago 5
I downloaded the software, have been looking for architectural design docs or such (e.g. on the wiki's) to no avail. Any suggestions as to where I can find the architecture?
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Gandalf 2 years ago
We have an architecture document on our website that can be found here http://warewolf.io/architecture-documentation.php
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Please help me over errors while installing Warewolf Software

Anonymous 4 years ago • updated by Gandalf 4 years ago 0
Hi There,
              I am unable to install warewolf. System is throwing this error " Error 1935. An error occurred during the installation of assembly.... and Installation Failed: FATAL ERROR during installation:   " while installing
Please assist
Thanks
installer
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Gandalf 4 years ago
This is related to our VC++ 2008 SP1 x86 prerequisite.
Generally this should not cause an issue, but in cases where a previous install or system update did not complete VC++ can fail to install with Error 1935. 

Please reboot your machine and try installing VC++ 2008 SP1 x86 directly from this link http://www.microsoft.com/en-za/download/details.aspx?id=5582
Then try installing Warewolf again.

If the VC++ install fails here are a few references you can use to further troubleshoot the issue as it appears to be a general Windows problem.