thank you for your interesting considerations.
Since I am not willing to accept that things cannot change for the better I have contacted T0 3000 staff and asked them if they could possibly implement network capibilities for TO 3000. I did not receive a clear "yes" yet, but they wrote me that they are trying to solve my problem for my satisfaction. I think there is no sense in changing a software which works correctly and in an almost satisfactory way. Software guys can do much more than simply implement a network capability in a software. I think they just need some time and (obviously) a good portion of will.
I will let you know (if AIT people don't do it) about further developments on this matter.
Stanislav Pokorny wrote:
Me and my partner been facing similar problems too; the only difference is that we have not used any translation management software before.
I've been looking for a similar kind of software but there are a lot of "BUT's":
1. Project Open - an open source software, as you know. Customization is not the problem because it does not need it. IF you want to customize it though, HTML is no good here since the entire software is written in PHP. The most serious problem, however, is that you have to have your own server connected to the Internet backbone line if you want to get access to the system over the Internet. Unfortunately enough, such service costs a bunch if you want to have reasonable speed and unlimited traffic.
Anyway, if you want to share your files over LAN, Project Open might be a perfect solution for you.
2. Translation Office Management Software - a reasonably priced ($25.0) database software mainly for freelancers. Not designed for network applications.
3. SDL Synergy - a professional tool by SDL Trados. You can either choose a client application (freelancers; included in the SDL Trados 2007 suite) or a version with a client-server application. Nevertheless, this is a really expensive solution designed for professional agencies with hundreds of freelancers accross the world. Moreover, it requires a backbone server with MS Server 2000/2003, apparently licensed to unlimited number of users, so I doubt this would cost you less than € 100,000.
So the only way for me to crack this nut is to ask my brother, who is a programmer, to build a lightweight application supporting some essential functions necessary for small translation teams that could run on a usual website.
I've been serching the web thoroughly to find anything suitable but found nothing.
Sorry, but no other suggestions as for now.