06/27/2013, 02:59 PM
Thanks for this useful post.
I've edited the hosts file, but for some reason, the flush dns command gets a 'failed execution'.
The ip address gets me to http://www.vptoplist.com/ with the one-line page: You can't see this just yet!
Oh, OK I cleared the browser cache, so now I see it!
So it's accessible and the copyright message is for idlemedia 2009 (all comments are very spammed!). So it appears the ownership hasn't changed.
Maybe is simply an error in the DNS pointer?
However, if for some reason (I mean, what use is the name 'prethemer' to anybody outside this site?) this is the beginninng of the site being taken down, I wonder if it's worth downloading every theme to an archive? Is anyone able to do this easily (i.e. not manually - there might be a lot!)
Reposting them may require the permission of the creators...
Presumably the ip address could be substituted in the Preware feed address to continue the function...? EDT: Are OK, opened the zip - this is links to every theme, right?
Here's a plan:
1. Download all themes to an archive.
2. Contact the owners for information or a request to fix the DNS.
3. If that's a no or if there's no response, repost (or get permission to repost) to webOSnation or to a new place with a Preware feed.
I think there was a prethemer app - like an installer, so that might also be an issue.
Finally, saving these for posterity or the (sigh) eventual resurgence of webOS might be pointless if they are not compatible with Open webOS. Any one have insight on this question?