Hot off the presses: the February 2008 release of the Guidance Automation Toolkit and Guidance Automation Extensions is now available. In addition to a number of new features, it's great to see that GAT/GAX has finally been allowed to graduate from Community Technology Preview to a "real" release.
Here's the official rundown of what's in the new release, courtesy of Grigori (with just a few fragments left over from my previous release notes :-)
The February 2008 Release of the Guidance Automation Extensions and Guidance Automation Toolkit has the following improvements to the earlier release, the July 2007 Community Technology Preview:
In addition, this release of GAX has the following fixes:
Congrats to the entire team for another great looking release!
Link Listing - February 15, 2008
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Thank you for the GAX update (i.e. no longer having to uninstall GAX to upgrade) and the uninstall work. These are huge and go a LONG way toward improving the deployment story of GAX.
Nice work guys!
I have uninstalled SCSF, GAT, GAX, Ent Lib, CAB, and VS 2005. I then installed VS 2008, CAB, Ent Lib, and GAX. When I tried to install GAT, I got an access denied error. If I try to install it again, I get a previous version already installed error, but no versions are installed. I don't know what I can do to get around this problem. I had problems before with VS 2005 when upgrading to new versions. I think the installation of SCSF and all of the supporting components should be simplified.
So is there a version of the WCSF that works with VS2008?
Or once I install this Feb2008 release of GAX and GAT, then install the June2007 WCSF, it would show up in VS2008 as a solution template?
After installing the Feb2008 release of GAX and GAT; I tried to install the June2007 release of wCSF.
The .msi failed with "Error 1001:Object reference not set to an instance of an object."
This happens during the step where its "Installing WebClientFactoryPackage"
My devbox only has VS2003 and VS2008 installed.
I used the Orca MSI Editor to get the WCSF to run without giving the error about requiring VS2005.
Anyone has a solution?
Patterns and Practices has released the latest version of the Guidance Automation Extensions and Guidance
I'm from a research team at Infosys and am writing a series of posts making a case for DSM and the Software Factory approach. Was just trying to give a new angle to the whole idea of "software reusability" based on that.. would like to hear your views on that. Here's the link.. http://infosysblogs.com/microsoft/2008/03/a_refactorability_approach_to.html#more
Some of my older posts in the series are here.. http://infosysblogs.com/microsoft/software_factory
Regarding the error:
Check that your antivirus is not blocking the windows installer (MSI). We have this problem with McAfee.
Everything appeared to install fine (much better than last time I tried playing with this HOT technology. Unfortunately on trying to do the equivalent Hello World thing (I think). I created a Guidance Package as per the sample, but when I come to create a solution from that package I get a silly null service provider not allowed! Now noone said anything about setting a service provider so where should that be done in and amongst all the myriad of recipes wizards and all other clever guidance automation kind of stuff?