• RH
    Rabbit habbit 5 months ago

    Hi, a year ago someone asked if there will be an offline/desktop version of Arcweave. This is a feature that I would like too, and was wondering if there were plans to put in on the roadmap soon?

  • PK
    Panayotis Kalaitzoglou 4 months ago

    Hello! There is no immediate planning on creating an offline version. While this may not be extremely difficult to implement we are aware that it will come with a serious maintenance cost. There have to be serious, specific reasons why this may be useful to some in order to take it now.

    What are the reasons the web application is not enough for your purpose?

  • SM
    Steve M 3 months ago

    At least for me the reason for wanting an offline version is the desire for something 100% future proof.

    Arcweave looks like it's well suited to my workflow, but I'm hesitant to build my project around online tools. Say you make changes to the functionality that break with my workflow -- with a web tool I'm stuck with the latest version, nothing I can do about it.
    Even worse, there is no possible way you could assure me that the site will still be around a year from now; I certainly wish you success, but I can't build my project around fond hopes.

    An offline version would alleviate those fears as I could continue working regardless of what happens to the web version.

  • PK
    Panayotis Kalaitzoglou 3 months ago

    @Steve M

    Yes, these are quite important reasons. We will see if there is a way in the future to create an offline version to cover such needs. I guess this includes:

    a) a portable desktop client application.

    b) a portable database that you may install at your own server/PC.

    The first part should not be too difficult to implement since there are tools like electron.js that help in this area. To my eyes the second part seems quite a bit more involved.

    But we will see this after some more functionality is added to the online tool, since currently it would be too much to deal with all the maintenance cost this would bring.