Windows 8 includes .Net 4.5 by default on new installations, but not .Net 3.5 which is required for applications built with versions 2.0, 3.0 and 3.5 of .Net.
Windows 8 has a neat feature that detects if an application requires a version of .Net other than what is installed and will prompt you to install the missing feature on Demand
Continue reading Installing .Net 3.5 on Windows 8
Few important announcements today in the Open Source world. I’m pretty exited by all of them and feel like I need to start doing more code for fun and not just code for work.
First, Zenimax the company that acquired id Software will be releasing the source-code for Doom 3 later on this year. Should start getting some cool games based on the Doom 3 engine soon after the code release.
Next, Xamarin (the company which is now developing Mono) has released Mono 2.10.3 which makes it the first official release of Mono under Xamarin. This release includes support for MacOS X Lion (Mono and Gtk+). There is also a MonoMac add-in for MonoDevelop update which fixes Lion issues.
Finally, Dotan J. Nahum (jondot on GitHub) has released packs an open source implementation of BoxJS, BoxCSS and Boxresizer. All of which are mountable as Rack apps inside Rails or as stand-alone apps. It is also fully compatible with Heroku.
If you’re a developer (especially an FOSS developer) you now have a few new toys to play with.
In this article I will describe the steps I used in order to get a Rails environment up and running under Linux using RVM (I’m using Fedora 15). I will assume you know your way around Linux and you should be able to replace any of the Fedora specifics with your distributions corresponding tools (in particular YUM the package manager). If you are following this article and are using Mac OS X you should be able to replace the YUM package manager with homebrew.
I will be installing and using Ruby with RVM (Ruby Version Manager) which is a command line tool which will allow me to easily install and manage multiple version of Ruby. This is a requirement since I will be developing using Ruby and jRuby. Continue reading Installing Rails with RVM