“My Modules” for DNN4?

July 22, 2006

I have had several emails from people inquiring whether I would be releasing a My Modules version for DNN4. The answer is “Yes.” I’m trying to decide if I should base it on VS.Net WAP or WSP models. If you are not familiar with these models you can learn more about them on Scott Guthrie’s blog

I am trying hard to be objective, but I have a strong bias for the WAP model. Granted, it makes total sense for the DNN project to follow WSP since it allows DNN to be usable with the Express series of Microsoft developer products. However this is not an important consideration for most professional developers. Also, there is a significant cost to change all my existing projects to support the WSP model and it will take quite a bit of time to migrate and test hundreds of VS.Net 2003 projects and migrate them to the WSP model. I am sure there is some ROI there, but it’s just not something that makes you sit up and take notice.

I have allocated some time this weekend to study the DNN Starter Kit in greater detail and make a decision on which model to follow for “My Modules.” If you have any preference on the matter, please leave a comment or contact me using the link at right.