Archive for the ‘Commercial Software’ Category

Sublime Text Tip: Indicating Current and Edited Tabs

Friday, 25 October 2013

To colour the current tab green, and any tab of an edited file red, add the following to your theme file.



Stuck in the Avast SafeZone

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Here’s another post that I hope may help someone else to solve a problem that took me a couple of hours to get to the bottom of.

My kids share a very basic laptop, on which I installed Avast! free version as the anti-virus solution (with which I am generally very pleased). However, whilst playing with the gadgets, one of the kids managed to get the machine into the SafeZone, and there it seemed stuck: both “Switch back” and “Turn off SafeZone” briefly exit but immediately return to the SafeZone.

I found that others have had this problem, but the suggestions I found did not help in my case. I really didn’t want to un-install and re-install Avast, and so I hunted around a bit for an alternative fix. Here’s what I found.


BitRock Style: Miscellaneous Notes on Coding Style for BitRock InstallBuilder

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Although BitRock InstallBuilder has a GUI, it is also practical to edit the sources, which are XML files, in an editor.

Beware that when you save the sources from the GUI, hand-edited files may be reorganised. For example, in many cases element siblings are rearranged into a sorted order. (Also beware that hand-edited files are not automatically re-loaded by the GUI; you must do this explicitly.)

Here I make some suggestions for trying to keep BitRock sources readable.


BitRock Tip: Determination of Architecture + Platform

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

In BitRock InstallBuilder, defining folders specific to 32-bit and/or 64-bit architectures and Linux and/or Windows is simple but not entirely obvious. Here are some recipes.


Non-free Software

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Previously, I posted about free software.

There are just a couple of not-too-expensive commercial offerings that I think are excellent.