30 Mar 2008 01:46 pm
I played with Macrovision’s InstallShield for the first time last week in my new job. Pretty impressive UI compared to InstallBuilder which I’d used previosuly. Obviously the problem is made a lot simpler by the fact that InstallShield doesn’t really work cross platform (and from my experience, Macrovision’s InstallAnywhere’s UI crashed so much it was more of a liability).
In a way though, the name find and replace change I was making would have been a bunch simpler in InstallBuilder, where the installer is pretty much configured with a big XML file (once you very quickly hit the limits of the token UI editor provided).
I guess I should try opening the InstallShield file in a text editor to see what under the hood there…
iPhone simulator (aka Aspen) pinch
Just worked it out…You need to hold down option, then drag around one of the circles which appears (under your cursor, and in the opposite corner relate to the screen’s centre). The other moves in the opposite direction relative to the centre of the touchpad. If you hold down option and shift, you can move both circles together in the same direction (though I’m not sure what that’s for).What’s surprising is that I only now realise that you can’t pinch into a specific part of the screen (even on a real iPod touch), it always zooms into the centre.
01 Mar 2008 01:34 pm
I won an iPod touch for my 5 minute lightning talk about One-JAR at CJUG a couple of weeks ago. The interface is fantastic, and and of the guys at work has already bought one after briefly trying mine.
The guy who beat me out of first place in the talks (and then chose to take the second prize Asus Eee PC instead) is expanding his talk on Selenium for the next CJUG meeting on Wednesday March the 12th, which should be an interesting one.