ActiveBlog

Insights on Code, the Cloud, and More

AS or MSI packages for installation on Windows?

By Kevin "kj" Woolley, March 20, 2006

A very common question is what the difference between the AS and MSI installer packages is. Here's the quick answer, with some additional points for MSI packages from TrentM: The AS package is far less functional than the MSI package....

A very common question is what the difference between the AS and MSI installer packages is.  Here's the quick answer, with some additional points for MSI packages from TrentM:

The AS package is far less functional than the MSI package.  Here's a quick run-down of the differences:

AS package:

Subverting Komodo

By Kevin "kj" Woolley, March 17, 2006

A couple of weeks ago a user wrote in with an unusual problem. Although he was checking out his repositories from his Subversion server, Komodo wasn't recognising them as version-controlled files.

Panic: Cannot determine full path of 'foo'

By Kevin "kj" Woolley, March 17, 2006

Yesterday I ran into an interesting problem that took me on a tour of the sources for PerlApp and an old version of Apache. It's perhaps more of an uncommon problem than what I cover here, but it'll come in...

Yesterday I ran into an interesting problem that took me on a tour of the sources for PerlApp and an old version of Apache.  It's perhaps more of an uncommon problem than what I cover here, but it'll come in handy for those who run into it.

A user wrote in and related the following situation:

ActivePerl 5.8.8.816

By , March 14, 2006

I'm happy to announce that we released ActivePerl 5.8.8.816 today. The main highlights over 5.8.7.815 are: Based on Perl 5.8.8, plus bug fixes and module updates Mac OS X version runs natively on both PowerPC and Intel Macs 64 bit...

I'm happy to announce that we released ActivePerl 5.8.8.816 today. The main highlights over 5.8.7.815 are:

mod_perl and PERL5LIB

By Kevin "kj" Woolley, March 10, 2006

A favourite trick of many people is to tweak the PERL5LIB environment variable to tell Perl where to look for their modules. This often works great in testing, but runs into problems when things go into production under mod_perl. What...

A favourite trick of many people is to tweak the PERL5LIB environment variable to tell Perl where to look for their modules.  This often works great in testing, but runs into problems when things go into production under mod_perl.  What is one to do then?

24 out of 25 Dentists Say Their Patients Use Relax NG

By Eric Promislow, February 23, 2006

So maybe dentists know more about the gum-chewing habits of their patients than how they prefer to create their XML documents. But a few of us here were discussing whether Relax NG has made headway against XML Schema. I have...

So maybe dentists know more about the gum-chewing habits of their patients than how they prefer to create their XML documents.  But a few of us here were discussing whether Relax NG has made headway against XML Schema.

Category: dynamic languages

Fixing Komodo file associations on Windows

By Kevin "kj" Woolley, February 14, 2006

If you've lost your file associations to Komodo in Windows, here's how to get them back: go to Preferences | Windows Integration Select Configure Common Associations deselect all entries (clicking "All" in each category once or twice should do it)...

If you've lost your file associations to Komodo in Windows, here's how to get them back:

Wrapping executables with TclApp

By Kevin "kj" Woolley, February 14, 2006

I recently had a question that went something like this: I'm trying to wrap an .exe file in my TclApp'd application. I can test for its presence in the wrapped file, and it's there -- but for some reason, I...

I recently had a question that went something like this:

I'm trying to wrap an .exe file in my TclApp'd application.  I can test for its presence in the wrapped file, and it's there -- but for some reason, I can't spawn it from Expect.  Why not?

(Interior) Design Ideas?

By David Ascher, February 12, 2006

We've started planning the move from our current location (which we've occupied for over five years) into new digs. While we're not yet 100% sure where we'll end up, it's likely that we'll get a chance to make some interior...

We've started planning the move from our current location (which we've occupied for over five years) into new digs.  While we're not yet 100% sure where we'll end up, it's likely that we'll get a chance to make some interior design changes, pick furniture, maybe change the lighting, etc. 

Upgrading ActiveState software on Windows

By Kevin "kj" Woolley, February 9, 2006

Here is a quick guide to the steps to take when upgrading any ActiveState software package running on the Windows platform. Following proper upgrade procedures can keep a variety of problems from occurring -- these errors can be fairly tricky...

Here is a quick guide to the steps to take when upgrading any ActiveState software package running on the Windows platform.  Following proper upgrade procedures can keep a variety of problems from occurring -- these errors can be fairly tricky to debug.

Without further ado:

Category: dynamic languages