• Fix it Pat

    Today at Blackwood Train station, I was interviewed by a Sunday Mail journalist.

    Apparently they are running a campaign to encourage more investment in public transport, particularly after the problems the trains had yesterday with the computer system failing completely.

    I didn’t make the copy in the final article - oh well.

    Owen Vinall, 56, of Coromandel Valley and Susan Lewis, 49, of Blackwood ride the Belair train this morning. Picture: JENNIE GROOM

    Looks like I will need to get Owen’s autograph after all (he’s the guy on the left). I was sitting just out of shot behind the guy standing up near the door on the right :-)

  • Building Rhino Tools from the trunk

    I read about the release of Binsor 2.0, and thought that might be really handy for a current project. The problem is that you need to compile it yourself.

    This was causing me a few headaches and one late night after a countless false starts I gave up and posted to the Rhino Tools Dev group.


    You will need the command-line SVN tools (even if you already have TortoiseSVN).

    Directory layout

    I’ve used the following directory layout (with SVN repository paths):

    I then saved RhinoTools-Trunk\BuildFromTrunk-Config.build.sample to BuildFromTrunk-Config.build and edited it like this:

    <?xml version=“1.0” encoding=“utf-8”?>

    <Project DefaultTargets=“Update-All;Build-All;Copy-To-Artifact-Dir” xmlns=“http://schemas.microsoft.com/developer/msbuild/2003”>
















    The final thing that caused me grief was some missing edits to RhinoTools-Trunk\rhino-commons\Rhino.Commons\Rhino.Commons.csproj. Hopefully this will be patched soon, but I had to make the following hand-edits to the csproj file:

    Index: Rhino.Commons.csproj =================================================================== — Rhino.Commons.csproj (revision 908) +++ Rhino.Commons.csproj (working copy) @@ -158,7 +158,9 @@ - + + +

    I then opened a Visual Studio 2005 Command Prompt (“Run as Administrator” on Vista), and entered:

    msbuild BuildFromTrunk.build /t:Build-All

    3 minutes and 44 odd seconds later, Rhino.Commons.dll appeared.

    One thing to note, this is built of the trunks of NHibernate and Castle Project code, so those bits may or may not be as stable as the most recent public releases.

  • G3 on the way

    It is with great excitement that I can now announce that we’re expecting our third child, due in May next year.

    Not specifically “one for the country”, but at least with our extension almost finished we should have enough room for everyone!