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Posted by RasmusKL   (15 posts)  [Biography] bio
Date Sat 06 Jan 2007 01:00 AM (UTC)
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How far off is a version that works properly for Vista? :-)

I think I saw one of your posts on the help thing not too long ago...

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Posted by Nick Gammon   Australia  (21,322 posts)  [Biography] bio   Forum Administrator
Date Reply #1 on Sat 06 Jan 2007 01:34 AM (UTC)
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Has Vista been released? I don't have a copy yet so it is hard to make it work for something I don't have.

In any case, if the only problem is the missing winhelp.exe file, I believe all you have to do is copy over a copy of that (whatever its exact name is) from an old copy of Windows you have lying arouned.

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Posted by RasmusKL   (15 posts)  [Biography] bio
Date Reply #2 on Sat 06 Jan 2007 01:41 AM (UTC)
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I believe so, atleast I got it through my university.

At startup, it complains about the help file thing and a box pops up with:

"Unable to register as an OLE server. This may happen if you are using a Guest account. You can safely ignore this message."

But it doesn't seem to do any harm.

Another small question.. I'm using SVN on my MushClient folder (source control) to share up-to-date settings between different computers.. However, global preferences does not seem to be in a file somewhere - are these saved in registry?

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Posted by Meerclar   USA  (733 posts)  [Biography] bio
Date Reply #3 on Sat 06 Jan 2007 02:57 AM (UTC)
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In fairness, most universities have MSDN-AA memberships and have "prerelease" access to everything in the MS pipeline except Office components.

The US consumer release for Vista keeps getting pushed back and I personally believe the business release was premature. Anyone that's not in college or working for a business that can afford to work with bleeding edge tech is unlikely (at best) to have Vista yet unless they're crazy enough to trust a MS beta release (again, US only due to export laws and such).

Nick being in Australia is likely to be 6 months or more behind the US consumer release in seeing Vista available locally.

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Posted by Nick Gammon   Australia  (21,322 posts)  [Biography] bio   Forum Administrator
Date Reply #4 on Sat 06 Jan 2007 03:54 AM (UTC)
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The US consumer release for Vista keeps getting pushed back ...


I don't feel strongly motivated to support something that is not yet generally released, and for which I may not even be able to obtain a copy for 6 months.

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However, global preferences does not seem to be in a file somewhere - are these saved in registry?


Yes, they are. You could conceivably write some sort of tool that converts that registry key to a file (eg. export it with RegEdit) and then keep a copy of that in SVN.

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Posted by RasmusKL   (15 posts)  [Biography] bio
Date Reply #5 on Sat 06 Jan 2007 10:07 AM (UTC)
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I understand :-)

I think your only issue is converting the help system though, but I can work around it - will post on the forum if I figure out where to download the WinHelp application.. Apparently it's mentioned in a lot of places, but no downloads are available. But if all other fails I'll try to move it from XP and experiment.

I did an export of the MushClient registry keys and put it in my SVN too :-) Now my only problem is that the program doesn't use relative paths, so the programs must be located in exactly the same place on all computers for it to run smoothly.. :-P

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Posted by Samson   USA  (683 posts)  [Biography] bio
Date Reply #6 on Sat 06 Jan 2007 10:28 PM (UTC)
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According to what I last saw, Vista won't be available to the general public until January 30, 2007. But IMO that doesn't mean people won't still be using a Microsoft beta :P We all know they don't tend to TRULY fix their software until at least SP2.

Personally I'm going to be avoiding Vista like the plague it is and stick with XP as long as I can, and then decide on my options once XP is no longer viable for me. I can't see any reason to want it. The Aero 3D stuff just isn't enough and they haven't really done much else to it from what I've been reading. Other than locking the thing down tighter than Fort Knox so the user no longer has any rights to anything.

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