There are heaps of commercial and free difference tools available. Only few of them can find moved blocks of lines. At the moment I’m only aware of WinDiff, WinMerge and Compare It. However I need to be able to “jump” between move source and destination and only Compare It allows it. I also need to generate a report that distinguishes moved lines from simple insertions or deletions. None of the tools do that.
RTF and Culture
From what I can tell RTF and Culture do not mix.
If you have English culture selected in your regional settings, create a document in Microsoft Word and save as RTF, then double values (in custom document properties) will be written as 123.45. When you open this document in Microsoft Word it seems to use the current culture. So if you culture is English, the document will load okay.
If you happen to have Russian culture and save the document as RTF, the numbers will be written as 123,45.
Here is short blurb on our experience with NUnit. Goods and not so goods.
We are using NUnit for Aspose products on our team. We’ve been using it from the start. Aspose.Words for .NET at the moment has around 5000 unit tests.
Aspose.Words is a class library and to run the tests, we have its project settings set to fire up NUnit Gui executable and pass Aspose.Words.dll as a command line parameter.
Yet Another 64-bit Surprise
Some of the Aspose.Words (and other components) demo projects and unit tests retrieve data from a Microsoft Access .mdb database. I’ve been trying to get everything working on Windows Vista 64-bit and was getting “Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0 not registered” error.
According to various articles this is due to the fact my project is compiled for the AnyCPU platform and runs as a 64-bit application, but there are no Microsoft Access database drivers for 64-bit.
We successfully develop and debug ASP.NET 1.1 applications in Visual Studio 2003 on Windows Vista Ultimate 64bit
I’ve upgraded my development machine recently to Windows Vista Ultimate 64bit because we wanted to fully test Aspose.Words on Vista and on 64bit systems.
We have projects for both Visual Studio 2003 and 2005 as we build Aspose.Words both for .NET 1.1 and 2.0. Although Aspose.Words itself is just a class library (not an ASP.NET application) we do have ASP.NET demo application that ship with Aspose.Words. I had to get Visual Studio 2003 and 2005 with ASP.
Kite Mounted Camera - Take 1
A few weeks ago I mentioned about getting a camera to mount on my kite. Now its here and today was the first try out.
The consumer technology is amazing (especially if you don’t look at stuff for a while). It is only about 90x55x20mm, 7.2mp, 3x zoom, weights 160 grams, 640x480 video at 30fps, 4Gb memory card gives around 1 hour of video time. When inside the waterproof case, total weight 280 grams.
Day Out Surfing
Perfect day for learning surfing. Smallish waves, no problems paddling out. Great location Muriwai Beach. Highly encouraging mate. We are kiwi blokes.
Next one is me filming through a few nice waves.
Why life in New Zealand sometimes sucks
I would like to mount a small digital camera on my kite so I can shoot a video with me kitesurfing. Done quite a bit of research and came up with an idea to use the following:
Sony Cybershot DCS-T10 7.2MP Digital Camera. It can capture 640x480 movie at 30fps, sounds good enough.
Sony SPK-THC Sports Pack for the above camera. We don’t want any salt water or sand in the camera, do we?
Three Earthquakes in Three Hours
There’s been three small earthquakes in Auckland yesterday, just in the space of three hours, all in the same place.
We felt one at home, probably the biggest at 9:00pm, the that was 4.5. Watching TV and the sofa went gently rocking for a few seconds. The sequence of possible reasons was as follows:
The son playing with the cats. The neighbours drove into our house, again (see below for this).
Back from a short break in New Caledonia
My family is back from a short holiday. We went to New Caledonia for the New Year. It is the closest tropical place from New Zealand, only 2.5 hours flight.
We stayed at the Coral Palms Island Resort (Google Maps link) which is located on a small island about 5km from Noumea, the capital of New Caledonia.
I must say the accommodation and the setting is great. It is a nature reserve and wildlife is everywhere.