Monday, April 16, 2007

Less wired Fedora!

I have to say that I have been busy: doing some RCP architecture, writing the VSIP for DevRiot, etc.

One of the things that I found less attractive about eclipse was the pda/device support. It is not as clean and streamlined as Visual Studio.

But the thing that kills me is that to add a custom icon to VS turned into a major hunt. I ended up using/modifying the one that is generated by the wizard. So it is puzzling that VS gets the pda/devices so right and messes up the custom bitmap icons.

But the no-way-jose :-} goes to Fedora Core. Last time I tried to use FC was in version 4. I decided to drop it because setting up the wireless was was turning into one nightmare of kernel modules, firmware, and plain cross-your-fingers.

So I thought, let's try FC 6, after all it has been two releases since and FC 7 is already in the works. I needed a clean Linux installation for the RCP thing.

Guess what? FC 6 was the same mess. I thought it could be me but their own forums are filled with the same story.

OpenSuse worked out of the box...

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Monday, April 02, 2007

VSP, bootstrapping!

The add-in architecture we had is not good any longer. Using a Visual Studio Package makes much more sense. So we are dealing with that now because it is a tad different from what we had.

And I just got off the phone with a friend/client that needs some Java work...

Downloads of the eclipse beta are going well. No complaints so far :-}

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