So I decided to bite the bullet this afternoon and purchase 2 gold support licenses from SourceGear to obtain Vault 3.0. The upgrade went really, really smooth (I still have doubts that its properly working, but it looks and acts like v2.0.6 (close)), surprisingly. I always fret major updates to programs I use daily that could corrupt the integrity of my well being, code. I do have to say, it seems to be a loooot faster, and I loooove the new add files dialog.
The only gripe I had, was when upgrading my 1.x and 2.x licenses to 3.x licenses: it upgraded but didn’t send them to me via email! And because I figured they would, I closed my browser. Upon realizing this, I tried resubmitting my licenses and it told me that they’ve already been upgraded. So, after a support email (using my Gold status!) & a few hours, I had my licenses. SourceGear: take my subtle hint and send those bad boy’s out via email, otherwise you’re going to get a flood of support requests just like mine.
I’ve recently sent out a new beta to my beta group requiring them to fill out a survey. However, that group is limited, and I wanted to get a more broad input on Unleash It. So, please, if you use Unleash It, take a few moments to fill out the following survey using the “Contact” link to the left. Also, if you would like to become a user in my beta group, please indicate this as well!
1) How often do you use Unleash It, and is your use for personal or professional deployments?
2) If your use is within your profession, do other team members use Unleash It?
3) Have you utilized any of the included plugins, or have you created some on your own? If you've created some, do you find the documentation provided sufficient? Are there any additions or changes you would like to see with the plugin architecture?
4) What feature do you find most useful? What feature do you find least useful?
5) Are there any other features left lacking that Unleash It can enhance or implement?
6) Have you experienced any problems with the current version of Unleash It, or any previous versions? If you have, were your problems satisfactorily resolved?
7) Would a enterprise edition of Unleash It be something your corporation would use? This would involve having a central repository for profiles, logging of deployments, user authentication, and role based security, etc.
8) Any other comments?
This is just an FYI for users of Unleash It 2.3.1: There was a memory leak found in the latest version that only affects users who test their FTP settings.
If you are a user who tests their FTP settings, and then exit Unleash It, viewing the Task Manager will indicate that “UnleashIt-GUI.exe” is still running. Just kill that process and you’ll be on your merry way.
I have fixed the problem, but due to the nature of many people not using this on a daily basis it is not going to be rolled as an urgent fix. If you’re afflicted with this problem and cannot handle killing the process, please contact me and I will get the updated assemblies to you.
It’s time for a service release that fixes issues with using the Multiple Profile deployment settings. It was brought to my attention that many things were broken with this, and so I took it on to do a service release, one that I don’t normally do, to just get these bugs hammered out so people can continue to use them. Also in this release is an updated version of VisualStyles which will hopefully solve various error messages received when configuring a profile. However, since these are few and far between, please report any problems you’re continuing to have with these. So, here’s the changelog:
- Fixed: Multiple Deployment only deploying the active profile indicated in single deployment.
- Fixed: Deleting multiple profile configurations always deleted the last profile.
- Fixed: Message on multiple profile tab not representing the actual problem why deployment can not continue.
- Changed: A new process dialog indicating the progress of testing your FTP settings and allows you to cancel has been put in place.
- Changed: Updated Skybound.VisualStyles to version 1.5.4
This release breaks any previously used plugins built on the 2.3 bits, and will need to be recompiled against the 2.3.1 bits. I will strive in the future to refrain from having to rebuild plugins with new releases, however sometimes this is an issue because many components are updated.
Visit Unleash It’s site to download the 2.3.1 service release!
Visit the Unleash It Forums!
View the Submitted Plugins for Unleash It!
Well, not my family, but my work family. A co-worker’s house caught on fire yesterday morning severly damaging it. Luckily they were out getting family pictures, and only the dogs were there, who were rescued. You can read more at our local newspaper. My company will be starting to take up a collection here to help out. They’re currently staying at the husband’s parents house, but unfortunately, they have very little of anything left. Please keep them in your thoughts.
Update: It has been asked where you can submit your own donation if you feel inclined. If you wish, please send a check / cash / money order to:
Integrity Technology Solutions
Attn: Julie DeMay, Fire Donation
816 S. Eldorado, Suite 4
Bloomington, IL 61701
If you choose to submit a donation through PayPal, please send it to mhawley AT integrityts DOT com with the subject of Fire Donation.
Again, thank you to all who do donate, our co-worker and her family of 3 (will soon be 4 as there’s one on the way) will greatly appreciate it.
If you’ve ever used the Regions Add In for VS.NET 2003, you may have noticed a few annoyances (at least, what I call annoyances because it isn’t the way I program). These include:
- When adding a new region, it adds a blank line above and below the region.
- When adding a new region, it doesnt add any blank lines between the region declaration and your code.
To me, this was just a complete annoyance since I like to put spaces between my methods already, and if I come back later to add regions, it starts messing up my source code so that I have several line breaks between my regions. Not to mention its a bit hard to read what the method signature actually is when the region declarations are contained right above your code.
So, with that in mind, I set out this morning (for about 15 minutes) to fix these annoyances. And so, you now have a build of the Regions Addin without these annoyances if you find them to bug you to the end and back.
Download it here! If you need to source, well good luck finding it, its already deleted. However, I modified only a few lines to remove carriage returns and add carriage returns. Something I’m sure you could figure it out too.
Ohh the day has come, hip hip horay! hip hip horay! The folks over at BlogJet have finally released version 1.2 BETA of the ever so popular blogging application, BlogJet. I’ve been waiting for this release for quite some time, and I’m currently using it to post this entry.
The formal, detailed release notes have yet to be launched, but version 1.2 includes the following:
This version includes long-awaited image resizing, file attachments, extended entries, excerpts and keywords, a brand new code editor with syntax highlighting and better code completion, easier account switching, XML-based drafts, typographic characters and autoreplacement of smilies, full XHTML support.
Can you say, ohhh yeah! The other great thing is that it is a free upgrade to all current customers! So, head over to BlogJet now and get it while its Hot! Hot! Hot!
So its been about a week since Unleash It 2.3 was released, and so far 2 plugins have surfaced. Talk about getting a good feeling when you see other people start creating things against your product with plugins.
The latest plugin that was released, developed by Josh Kewley, also comes with a thorough article on how he developed the plugin. He also gives his advice on how to debug your plugin (which I will be incorporating into the plugin information).
So, if you get a chance, hop on over to the plugins forums and read up on Josh's experiences. Both of which will help you out in the longrun if you need to create your own plugin for Unleash It!