The new IQueWeb from Baseview lets stringers, remote photographers and writers build searches, view photos and edit stories in the IQue database, all from a Web browser.
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Client-wise, the only thing needed is an HTML 4 (or later) standards-compliant Web browser, Victor Cardoso, Baseview editorial product manager, told MacCentral. Server-wise, IQueWeb is actually a WebObjects application. It requires a WebObjects deployment license version 5.1 or higher.
“Most of our customers will opt for the Mac OS X Server software bundle, which includes a free WebObjects deployment license,” Cardoso said. “For optimal performance, the server should be running with 256MB of RAM or more. WebObjects gives us high-end performance options for free, such as load balancing and auto application recovery.”
And remote users now have the same search capabilities of everyone in the newsroom, Cardoso said. IQue searches — which range from “Creator = Bill” to “Last Modified = Today Containing ‘Oly’ in the Slugline” — allowing you to retrieve exactly what you want to see, without extraneous files, he added.
IQueWeb even supports IQue’s “Smart Text” formatting, so that things like preformatted bylines will be inserted into the beginning of a story. And each user’s preferences, including viewing font and size and saved searches, are carried over from the newsroom database to the browser.