Tuesday, October 30, 2007

A last plea for Windows/.NET presentations

Today is the day.  Today, October 30, is the deadline for submitting your proposals for the 2008 MySQL Users Conference and we have very few Windows/.NET proposals. 

I know you're out there.  I get emails from you.  We're friendly here at MySQL and we like Windows so don't be afraid to show up at a MySQL conference wearing your I *heart* Windows t-shirts.  Ok, maybe we'll razz you a bit for that but it's all in good fun. 

Seriously, if you use MySQL in a Windows or .NET/Mono application we want to see and hear from you.  Get those proposals in!  You have about ... 6 hours left. 

UPDATE - Turns out that MySQL and O'Reilly are going to extend the CFP deadline by 1 week but are still going to take down the home page link for it so you'll have to know the url for submitting your proposals.  Here's the URL: http://en.oreilly.com/mysql2008/public/cfp/2.  This URL should allow you to submit (and maybe edit) your proposal for 1 more week but not one minute more so quit procrastinating and do it now! 

Monday, October 29, 2007

Bitkeeper on Vista x64. Yup!

According to Bitmover this is not supported.  It shouldn't work.  Might eat your data.  But it appears to work.

I have not had the time yet to redo these steps and fine tune them so some of these steps are no doubt unnecessary.  However here are the things that I did on my way to getting this working.

  1. Install the latest Vista x32 compatible version of Bitkeeper on a supported platform.  I installed it on Windows Server 2003.
  2. Copy the BitKeeper folder from where you installed it to the Program Files folder under Vista x64.
  3. Edit the registry under Vista x64 and add the following registry key (try to use the same folder as I did).
    1. HKLM/Software/Wow6432Node/bitmover/bitkeeper/installdir=c:/program files/bitkeeper
  4. Right click on bk.exe in the BitKeeper folder and set the compatibility for all users to XP SP2.

Again, not sure if all of these steps are required or if I've forgotten a step or two.  If the above doesn't work for you then drop me a line and I'll see if I can fine tune these. 

And remember if it eats your data, you were warned.  :)

Friday, October 19, 2007

So what kryptonite is deadly in bizarro world?

Times - they are a changing.  First I read that the OSI has approved of two new Microsoft licenses as compatible with open source.  Now I see that a new beta of Windows Live Photo Gallery will allow you to publish photos to Flickr as well as Windows Live Spaces.

Could Microsoft really be coming around?  Could they really be starting to care more about what the users want than shoe-horning everyone into some second-place offering?  We'll see....

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

NCover 2 on Vista

For those of you who are using the new NCover 2 on Vista there is something you need to be aware of.  The installer runs the registration wizard at the end of the installation but does not run it elevated.  The wizard accepts your key and gives you a successful registration message but any attempt to run any of the binaries will fail with a 'not registered' message.

To solve this, just run the NCover registration wizard as administrator.  All components of NCover should work once this is done.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Back in the game -- with a new addition

Well I've been pretty quiet for the past few days and for a very good reason.  His name is Daniel Mitchell Burnett and at 9 lbs. 7 oz. and 21 " long he is larger at birth than our other 3 children.  He was born at 11am on September 27.

So far it's been a wonderful time, just like with my other children.  Elevated jaundice levels right after birth, lots of nursing, lots of dirty diapers, and lots and lots of fun and love.

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