Today I finally received invitation to beta program of Microsoft Vine. After downloading small setup.exe, which only started another MSI file (of about 5 MB) it started.
Picture: Vine site after download
Picture: Vine setup starting with EULA of course
Picture: First start of Vine – Notice the beautiful transparency
When started for the first time, Vine wants you to select your 4-digits PIN for ensure it is you who uses this email address.
Picture: You can now add Places and People
Picture: Vitals – Information you publish to your friends
Picture: My places – Brno – place I like. Now I can add my place to My Places.
How to prepare:
1. Modify Windows XP installation files and create your installation CD with support for installation on USB. ()
Remove your HDD from bios, set up booting from CD
Install from CD to USB stick. In this step I had problem inside VmWare, After I selected to install to Usb drive, Installer give up with message like:
Cannot find harddrive …
Here comes in some hardware dependency. I finally succeeded with installing on usb stick on real hardware (In my case HP 8510w) where textual part of installation proceeded successfully.
3. Set up booting from USB stick and boot up from USB stick to continue installation in GUI mode. I went into a different problem in this part, textual message:
Cannot Find \Windows\System32\hal.dll
Solution was to edit boot.ini on usb stick to boot up from usb:
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP
You have to ensure that you are booting from first multi, first disk, first rdisk and partition number 1.
After this GUI installation processeded successfully.
Everything runs good, but my Flash Voyager 64GB is too slow I think. All disk operations slows system poorly. Probably some issue with USB drivers .. I have to check speed of that stick in real system.
SVN supports locking also. It is feature when someone takes lock and noone else can change it. But what if a peopla has one day vacation ?
As described here, it is possible to takeover such a lock.
I am using tortoise svn, which does not enclosure svn command line client neccesary for that, sou I have to download proper svn client for windows:
1.5.4 (we are using now)
Cannot lock a file:
svn: warning: Path ‘/trunk/MyVB6Proj/MyVB6Proj.vbp’ is already locked b
y user ‘user_having_vacation@DOMAIN’ in filesystem ‘/svn/vb/db’
lock –force MyVB6Proj.vbp
‘MyVB6Proj.vbp’ locked by user ‘kunc@DOMAIN’.
And unlock my lock -this is operation I can do
Thank to ~vistaaero from deviantart, we have countdown gadget for Vista. I have updated its english version for Oct 22 as new annouced term of release.
Updated version download