This was supposed to be a short topic about running fossil from the command “f”. I mean short – like a paragraph introduction and then some code and bam, done. But noooo, I had to try to out do myself. First, why would I want to use “f” instead of “fossil”? Because I’m lazy. Pure and simple. Continue reading →
Having built the HTPC, I now needed to install the operating system. I am a Windows person, so I needed to get my Windows 7 DVD onto a USB key so that I could install it on the HTPC, which had no DVD drive. The only USB key big enough currently had a multiple partition setup going with an Ubuntu install (so I could boot up with my email etc. on most computers). Turns out, that was the first problem.
This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series Fossil-SCM
A while ago, I wrote about WinFossil, a Fossil GUI for Windows. Personally, I didn’t mind a command line interface (I generally use cygwin), but if I wanted to use Fossil at my lab instead of SVN, the other users would need to have some form of nice clickable windowed goodness to use. WinFossil is just such a GUI, and it works well! I’m really impressed by it, and wanted to give users a flavor for it.
I’ve now been using Fossil for little more than two weeks, and I definitely like it. I am even more excited about the recent discussions surrounding a WinFossil application and SharpFossil library (repository here). I’m looking forward to a slow day when I can download and play around with that version, and see if I can help out with debugging at all. In the mean time, if you’re using Fossil on windows, check it out and give some feedback to the developer!
My convertible tablet laptop (Lenovo x200t, for those interested) doesn’t have a cd drive. Recently, I got some odd (possibly java related) spamware on our desktop (how, I still don’t know), and am running a full batch of Microsoft Security Essentials tests. In the mean time, tax season is at hand, which means I had to install TurboTax. Not trusting my desktop (only cd drive in the house), I decided to use my in-laws’ computer to share the drive. One problem: it’s an iMac.