Montag, 30. Juni 2008

Visual Studio Developer Clinic

If you ever get the chance to go to the Visual Studio Developer Clinic at Microsoft in Redmond use it! It's a fantastic event. You'll get to know a lot of people working on all the stuff, we're complaining about ;-) And they know that it's painful to work with it and they know really great hacks.

Donnerstag, 26. Juni 2008

IzPack now supports InstallerRequirements

The current trunk version of IzPack now supports the so called installer requirements. This means that it's now possible to define requirements for being able to start the installation. E.g. if a certain user has to start the installer, this will be checked by using a UserCondition with an installer requirement. If the condition is not fulfilled, a message will be shown and the installer exits.

WiX v3 - votive problems

The newest weekly build of WiX v3 3.0.4220.0 causes some problems in Visual Studio 2008 if you're using the votive integration.
In my installation, votive reproducable causes problems with sourcecontrol integration. I'm using the TFS Client. After installing votive, automatic checkout while editing is not working anymore in any project. In the votive project itself, almost every button for TFS is disabled.

Hope the next version of WiX is better, as WiX is a fantastic installer generator for the windows world.

Mittwoch, 4. Juni 2008

Article Flexible installations with IzPack in Java Magazin 07.08

I published an article about flexible installations with IzPack 3.11 in the current issue (07.08) of Java Magazin. Full quellcode for a sample project is included.

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