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Hug a developer, but only if your boss says to do it!

http://develop-one.net/blog/2008/08/27/HugADeveloper.aspx is a sad video, since it is so true.

Visual Studio custom command line switches

http://www.codeproject.com/KB/macros/SimpleSwitchFramework.aspx is an example of making a custom switch for devenv. I really need to get to know msbuild.

Development Process tool

Introduction to OpenUP discusses the SDP "Open UP". Yet, it is not just another process doc. It is based on the Eclipse Platform's Eclipse Process Framework (EPF). This allows teams to define work flow using Eclipse.

I need to sharpen up on Team Foundation Server, but if I had the time and choice. I would evaluate EPF.

How to expand a cvs module and list all folders.

cvs ls ${modulelist} 2> ${modulelist}.txt
cat ${modulelist}.txt | awk 'BEGIN { FS = ": " } ; { print $2 }'

Getting $PATH line by line

echo $PATH | tr ':' '\n' will list the $PATH nicely.

So will this:
echo $PATH | sed "s/:/\\
> /g"

That is hitting return and getting the ">" that is not typed in.

Choosing a vendor

Motorola software for Mac OS X

All I had to do was turn on bluetooth on my Mac and my Razr v3m and now I am syncing via iSync!

GD on the Mac OSX

http://www.libgd.org/DOC_INSTALL_OSX is a good page on all the steps one needs to get GD installed for perl. Is it worth it? Time will tell.

Well, I am real late for work now. It turns out my Mac did not have automake-1.9.6, which caused all sorts of issues. I got that from here: http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/automake/ more specifically here: http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/automake/automake-1.9.6.tar.gz

Once I installed that, I got GD to make. Not pretty. Not pretty at all!

Looking into bugzilla

Bugzilla is written in perl. It can be downloaded here http://www.bugzilla.org/download/

You need to have a web server. I personally like MAMP.

As mentioned it is in perl. So, when you run 'checksetup.pl' you will get a list of things you need to install. You install these things with CPAN, today I found a way to always be running 'sudo make' instead of just make. If you ain't sudo, you ain't going to be happy.

at shell prompt:
sudo cpan
then you enter:

o conf make_install_make_command 'sudo make'
o conf commit
q

That should help!
These are the things I need to install!

GDGraph: /usr/bin/perl -MCPAN -e 'install "GD::Graph"'
GDTextUtil: /usr/bin/perl -MCPAN -e 'install "GD::Text"'
Template-GD: /usr/bin/perl -MCPAN -e 'install "Template::Plugin::GD::Image"'
GD: /usr/bin/perl -MCPAN -e 'install "GD"'
Email-Reply: /usr/bin/perl -MCPAN -e 'install "Email::Reply"'

Somebody has blogged on Microsoft's Team Foundation Server

http://richardsbraindump.blogspot.com/ has a good amount of information on Microsoft Team Foundation Server. Such as this: http://richardsbraindump.blogspot.com/2007/07/versioning-builds-with-tfs...

What I found interesting is not installing Developer Studio on the build machine. Just using the .Net framework msbuild. That is cool.

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