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A message for Olivier Chatry
Friday, October 24, 2008

We've been trying to contact you about an enquiry you made last night but your email address is bouncing.

Could you please contact us via an alternate email address so that we can answer your query?

Posted by Anna at 15:30 | Get Link


The Windows release formally known as "Windows 7" is going to be called....
Tuesday, October 14, 2008

(wait for it) - "Windows 7". Well at least it's simple, and certainly isn't as obviously contrived as "Windows Birmingham" or whatever. However, if you dig down to the about box you'll see that "7" is actually Windows version 6.1. You've just got to love those marketing people and their crazy ideas...

There are more details on the Windows Vista Team Blog in Introducing Windows 7.

Of course, once we get our hands on a pre-release version of the new OS we'll start testing with it. At this stage however, we're not expecting any big surprises - all the indications are that "7" will be effectively a more refined version of Vista.

The next major release in the Redmond pipeline is of course Visual Studio 2010, which is likely to be a far more significant release as far as we're concerned. Stay tuned, folks.

Posted by Anna at 09:38 | Get Link


Visual Lint has been released
Tuesday, October 07, 2008

The changes in this build include:
  • Additional include folder specifications delimited by commas (rather than the more usual semicolons) are now handled correctly while generating project.lnt files.

  • Corrected a bug in the handling of project specific environment variables.

  • Added an option to the "Visual C++" option page to allow the environment indirect file (env-vc8.lnt etc.) to be specified. By default, Visual Lint will now attempt to use the appropriate file for the host IDE, but if this cannot be located it will select a compatible alternative if possible.

  • Updated the configuration file (platforms.xml) used for environment variable expansion for embedded platforms (Smartphone/Pocket PC 2003, Windows Mobile 5.0 SDK and Windows Mobile 6 SDK).

  • The Configuration Wizard now performs a check on the new configuration to ensure that all indirect files it references are available,and not duplicated on the command line. If any errors are located, it will attempt to correct them. Note that this operation occurs silently and does not at present provide any user feedback.

  • Section links in the HTML report templates now work with Firefox.

  • The "Issue Count by Category" and "Issue Count By No" views in the Analysis Results Display are now hidden for registered users who do not have access to them (this prevents unwanted elevation prompts which can interfere with keyboard access).

  • Corrected the valid upgrades for the v2.0 Standard => v2.0 Professional Edition licence certificate to include upgrades from v1.5 => v2.0 Standard Edition upgrade licences.

  • Added a v1.5 Standard => v2.0 Professional licence upgrade certificate.

Posted by Anna at 14:25 | Get Link