On Friday 11 November 2005 15:00, Jon Warbrick wrote:
> On Fri, 11 Nov 2005, David Orrell wrote:
> > Believe me, we are aware of these issues, but do still view this as a
> > pilot phase, where we are expecting to encounter these sort of issues.
> Please forgive my ignorance, but is there a published timetable for when
> the gateway will leave its pilot phase and be ready for production use?
> If so, where? If not, when can we expect this to happen?
The gateway is, from a purely technical perspective, in production. However,
the issues we're seeing are again due to to the fact we're in transition.
This is why I see it more as a pilot. Some of these issues we can address by
fixing the page flow and wording of the user interfaces, which is where we're
dependent on the sort of feedback we're receiving. However, until all
resources are compatible with the gateway we are not going to have a system
which will work for all users, for all resources, as a 'drop-in' replacement
for classic Athens. We went through exactly the same transition phase for
AthensDA a few years ago, and are now eventually in this position.