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Bundling images and libraries with TclApp

By Kevin "kj" Woolley, November 29, 2005

Something I get asked fairly frequently is how to bundle images and dependent libraries with TclApp, such that the whole application can be distributed as a single .exe on Windows platforms. It's a great question -- it's easy to turn...

Something I get asked fairly frequently is how to bundle images and dependent libraries with TclApp, such that the whole application can be distributed as a single .exe on Windows platforms.  It's a great question -- it's easy to turn off users with complex installers or applications that bomb because they can't find "splash.gif".

Genesis post

By Kevin "kj" Woolley, November 29, 2005

Welcome to my humble work blog. My name is Kevin Woolley, though I'm better known as kjw, or just kj. I'm a Technical Support Engineer here at ActiveState, and I'm currently finishing my first month on the job. The catchy...

Welcome to my humble work blog.

My name is Kevin Woolley, though I'm better known as kjw, or just kj.  I'm a Technical Support Engineer here at ActiveState, and I'm currently finishing my first month on the job.

How to work with rhtml files in Komodo

By , November 1, 2005

Currently Komodo has no innate knowledge of rhtml files, which get their name from the suffix conventionally used by using Embedded Ruby (ERb) to generate HTML, and are used heavily in Rails. I'm hoping to get some time to write...

Currently Komodo has no innate knowledge of rhtml files, which get their name from the suffix conventionally used by using Embedded Ruby (ERb) to generate HTML, and are used heavily in Rails.

RubyConf 2005 Writeup Part 0

By , October 17, 2005

I have a lot to write up about the conference. I just composed a short note for internal email to our chat list, but it's worth sharing. The conference was a true firehose of ideas and information, so I decided...

I have a lot to write up about the conference. I just composed a short note for internal email to our chat list, but it's worth sharing. The conference was a true firehose of ideas and information, so I decided to take notes and blog later rather than much while right there.

Speaker at WebGUI.nl in Amsterdam!

By , October 14, 2005

The great folks of WebGUI.nl have recently invited me to give a few talks about mod_perl at their upcoming conference in Amsterdam. My friend Geoff Young just returned from the American version of the WebGUI conference in Vegas, and he...

The great folks of WebGUI.nl have recently invited me to give a few talks about mod_perl at their upcoming conference in Amsterdam.

Debugging Rails with the Komodo OS X 3.5 Beta

By , October 7, 2005

Now that we've shipped a beta for Komodo 3.5 (still only on Mac OS X, other platforms to come), we're being asked how to debug Rails applications with it. Here's how. A Note on Speed So far I've only worked...

Now that we've shipped a beta for Komodo 3.5 (still only on Mac OS X, other platforms to come), we're being asked how to debug Rails applications with it. Here's how.

Speaker at ApacheCon 2005 US!

By , October 7, 2005

After a long wait, it's finally official. Some of my talks have been accepted by the ApacheCon planning comitee. I guess the relentless bribing has finally paid off (kidding, no really, ...) So, come December 10-14, I am going to...

After a long wait, it's finally official. Some of my talks have been accepted by the ApacheCon planning comitee. I guess the relentless bribing has finally paid off (kidding, no really, ...)

So, come December 10-14, I am going to be in San-Diego, and hopefully will have my slides all nice and ready by now...

Web 2.0

By David Ascher, September 21, 2005

Two quick web 2.0 notes: 1) ActiveState is proud to host the first meeting of the "first web 2.0 user's group", tomorrow (Thursday Sep 22), at our headquarters (well, our only offices, really). The inimitable Roland Tanglao will be presenting....

Two quick web 2.0 notes:

1) ActiveState is proud to host the first meeting of the "first web 2.0 user's group", tomorrow (Thursday Sep 22), at our headquarters (well, our only offices, really).  The inimitable Roland Tanglao will be presenting.

Rails Debugging Now Working in Komodo

By , August 24, 2005

Once I added support for multi-threaded debugging for Ruby programs in Komodo, Rails debugging followed. No configuration necessary here. Load at least two files -- the Webrick server in the /script directory, and a controller you want to break in....

Once I added support for multi-threaded debugging for Ruby programs in Komodo, Rails debugging followed.

And then there was coffee

By , August 18, 2005

I just received a strange looking package at my desk today. It contains 1lbs of Starbucks's "Coupage del Sol" coffee. Not such a long time ago, a network engineer at Starbucks had trouble with our PPM server and I quickly...

I just received a strange looking package at my desk today. It contains 1lbs of Starbucks's "Coupage del Sol" coffee.