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  • Retina.NET project active again

    The Retina.NET project was dormant for some time, but with some help I'm bringing it back to life.

    The last official release was made on October 2006 (v1.0.8.0) and at that time I was working on the new v2 release, but I never finished that task and so the project came to a stop.

    Nonetheless, I have managed to include a couple of interesting changes in those internal Retina.NET versions, and I have found that some other people also have made some useful changes in their own Retina.NET version and are offering to integrate some of those new features with the official project sources.

    So, if you used Retina.NET in some project and made a change or addition to the source code and you would like to see those changes included in an official project release, please stop by the CodePlex Retina.NET page or and let me know.

    Also, if you want to participate in the project in some way, you have an idea to implement some cool new feature on Retina.NET, or you have some time to improve existing documentation, samples or Unit Tests, please stop by the Retina.NET CodePlex site and let me know.

    I'm actively working on getting the new DSL designer that will replace the old EntityGen project, but there is some other work in progress like: LCG support, Generics support, LINQ support & VistaDB support.

    Thanks in advance,

    Andrés G Vettori
    MCSE/MCSD/MCT
    Systems Architect

    Leader of the C# Community of the Microsoft Users Group Argentina

     

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  • Created SharpHSQL project on CodePlex

    Guys, as your requests I have created a CodePlex workspace for this project and uploaded the latests sources & binaries I have. There is still more work to be done before this could be considered "production ready", so let's hope to revive this little project and make it something useful.

    It's published at http://www.codeplex.com/sharphsql as expected...

    Thanks you all for your comments!

    Andrés G Vettori
    MCSE/MCSD/MCT
    Systems Architect

    Leader of the C# Community of the Microsoft Users Group Argentina

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  • Installed Vista SP1

    A couple weeks ago I got a Vista SP1 from Technet and decided to give it a try on my personal notebook. I tried installing SP1 over the existing Vista instance but it failed (after several attempts with extensive web search and after aplying every tip & trick / recommendation found, I give up) so I tried the upgrade path.So, I downloaded a Vista version with SP1 integrated, burned the image and launched the setup. To my surprise, the upgrade option was disabled (even if I boot from the Vista SP1 DVD) so I have only one option at this point.I went for the full install. It might sound a drastic measure but I really wanted SP1, so I did it. Made a full backup of everything, run the "Easy Transfer" (very handy) program and started the new setup.After that, I had the task of rebuilding my machine to the previous state, installing all software I use on daily basis first and the other stuff on "needed" basis.This was a lot of work and I wouldn't recommend it to anyone, but I'm very happy with my decision because this new Vista is working flawlessly so far. My hibernation problems went away, the same for the unexplained high CPU usage from time to time, and the overall experience is now what I expect from my machine.So, if you are still waiting, go for it! Vista SP1 will make your life easier and pleasant....

    Andrés G Vettori
    MCSE/MCSD/MCT
    Systems Architect

    Leader of the C# Community of the Microsoft Users Group Argentina

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