Sueetie: Where’s Waldo’s WSAT?

We have an interesting situation developing in the Sueetie Community: the CodePlex Open Source membership management program used with Sueetie has vanished.  It’s the weirdest thing, the CodePlex ASP.NET WSAT Membership Administration project is now just a pretty picture with the message, "It was a great run! Over 5000 downloads. For now however, I no longer have the time or desire to manage this project. Perhaps I will be back with something more popular at a later point down the line."

I don’t know if the extra WSAT traffic generated from Sueetie played a factor in the project source being pulled or not, but we never redistributed the WSAT source and we provided extensive attribution to the author in the Sueetie documentation.  For some reason the line from West Wing comes to mind when toward the end of Season Four President Jed Bartlett opens the letter delivered to him from John Hoynes and says to Leo, "Yeah. It looks like we’re going to need a new Vice President."

This is actually a good thing for Sueetie.  Sueetie uses very little of the WSAT source and the DIFF work for that project was pretty extensive.  This will allow us to incorporate membership into the Root Web project and eliminate WSAT altogether.  One less thing.

Thanks to the several people who informed me that WSAT had disappeared.  Sorry you didn’t read about it here first.

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A long time developer, I was an early adopter of Linux in the mid-90's for a few years until I entered corporate environments and worked with Microsoft technologies like ASP, then .NET. In 2008 I released Sueetie, an Online Community Platform built in .NET. In late 2012 I returned to my Linux roots and locked in on Java development. Much of my work is available on GitHub.