If anyone missed it, a new shiny Gtk# 2.12.8 installer for Windows is available. As Miguel noted yesterday, it’s a nice small package with the full stack so you have everything you need to develop in an awesome cross-platform way.
And speaking of cross-platform development, in case you missed that one as well, a new version of Tomboy is out now, with full Windows and Mac OSX support, for your note-taking pleasure!
Alexandre Gomes posted on his blog his experiences getting Winforms+Mono.Mozilla building and running on Windows.
First of all, I’d like to thank him for taking the time to try this out; I’m building regularly on Windows and I try to keep things simple, but things do always slip past unnoticed (especially when trying to keep linux, win+vs2k3 and win+vs2k5 in synch), so it’s great to have an external pair of eyes looking at your stuff :)
Today I ran across an interesting problem while trying to export a function from a dll built in vc++ (2003). I’ve been digging into the mozilla source a lot lately, doing the library to embed mozilla and get our much-needed webcontrol working on Mono, and after a successfull browser window invocation from .net (screenies to come soon) (woohoo), I decided to clean up the code a bit and start doing the functions properly.
The nice sentence above gave me quite a headache today… as I was deploying the authentication for web app, it blew up with this rather cryptic message, as did every other authenticated web app installed on the machine.
The solution is very simple, so if you happen to get hit by this one, the problem is essentially that the type cache has gone corrupted in a rather typical windows manner, so you have to force it to be rebuilt.
Forgot the Administrator’s Password? - Change Domain Admin Password in Windows Server 2003 AD
Some amazing tidbits of information on how to manipulate windows to do your bidding. It really shows how complex applications end up being almost impossible to secure… especially when they were not designed to be secure to begin with.
Not directly related to coding, but a very interesting topic on it’s own, is Computer Forensics and Incident Response. To relate this to coding, this field is so new that there’s a huge need for good solid reliable smart tools to analyze and extract information from systems. I mean, even the most basic of informations, like knowing the memory map of a running windows system, is still an unkown!