Archive for December, 2009

SQL Server 2008 Express Edition with tools bootstrapper and .Net Framework 3.5 SP1

Saturday, December 19th, 2009

Since we shifted our focus on a desktop application, I’ve started maintaining a .Net desktop client that depends on a SQL Server Express 2008 installed. As we need to start giving away a trial of the product it was necessary to develop a installer. It was not so nice to discover that adding SQL Server Exress 2008 as a requirement wasn’t so immediate in VS 2008. (Actually, installing SQL Server in itself wasn’t so easy as I had Windows 7 64bit RC1). Thanks to a blog I’ve managed to add the requirement Bootstrapper for SQL Server 2008 Express Edition with Tools but it would seem that the package itself depends on .Net 3.5SP1 that is also not included with VS 2008. This bootstrapper can be added as well if you follow the instructions found here under the chapter (Enable Samesite for the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 bootstrapper package). In the end of the day, installer is ready and the application can be given away with reasonable expectation that it’ll just work.
A job well done. 🙂
Now if I can just make that autorun…

Nexus One

Friday, December 18th, 2009

I just saw on engadget the exclusive photos of the Nexus One and I must say it seems rather sweet. The interface seems very clean and the screen also. What are the internal specs however, CPU, GPU, who knows? We’ll just have to wait to find out.
Hmm…. I know what I want for New Year’s :)))