When will the misery end? Initially, I only bought 2GB of memory for my x64 workstation. But I intended to add two more from day one, and today was the day - two additional Kingston KVR400X64C3A/1G DDR-400 modules were delivered to my doorstep. So in theory 4 modules would yield 4GB of memory.
Not so fast, Buster. Exactly. After finding out the hard way (blue screen and various other sorts of lock-ups), it looks suspiciously like the ASUS A8N-SLI Premium does not like four DDR-400 modules! (the ValueRAM site hints at this, and there are discussion threads too) that pretty much takes the biscuit.
Is there anything working on Windows XP Pro x64? I think not. Point in case: I just tried to install the Intelli* software for my Microsoft Laser Desktop 6000:
Now come on. This is Intelli* v5.4, a version that is newer than anything to be found on MS' download servers (where you won't find x64 versions either).
Windows XP x64 at this point in time is only for people who are willing to put up with below-par driver and application support. This experience almost comes close to Vista Beta 1...
Update Turns out I was one day too early. The new version 5.5 can be downloaded now, and it supports 64 Bit (IntelliPoint 5.5 x64, IntelliType 5.5 x64 [one download for x86 and x64]).
Only a little more than two weeks to go until our yearly Community Wintercamp - "our" as in German .NET mailing list community. The agenda [German] has been posted quite some time ago, and this year it's going to be great because we already have tons of snow (literally). If you are a .NET aficionado living nearby (I like to define "nearby" as Switzerland, Germany or Austria) you are welcome to join a band of geeks in the snow! To whet your appetite, take a look at the photos and accounts of the past events.
Daniel published the first article in a series about using the SharpDevelop core to build your applications. Those of you tracking the progress of SharpDevelop through the years might be wondering "Aren't there restrictions because SharpDevelop is released under the GPL?" Well, version 1.x is GPL-licensed. But for version 2.0, we changed the license to LGPL. Thus, you can use all of the SharpDevelop2 assemblies in your applications regardless of license.
Aside from the articles, there are videos showing how to write addins for SharpDevelop2. This will get you started with plugging in functionality with SharpDevelop2 via addins (again, your choice of license now!). Be sure to always get the latest bits either via our source control server, or if you prefer from our build server.
Please note that SharpDevelop2 requires .NET Framework 2.0, and, the usual disclaimer, that it is a work in progress. This, however, does not apply to the core - it has been in development for four years+, and as such is very stable and proven. After all, it is the basis for a 300 kLOC C# application!