|We're releasing a new version of SenseAI Server today and unfortunately we're still on Wix as the installer. Maybe it's grown on us, maybe it's just beaten us into submission.
A few highlights of this week
- When attempting to get a code signing certificate make sure your company's info is up to date. We've moved offices and our old address is everywhere. Our new one is, too, but unfortunately you don't get to pick and choose which sources of The Truth a cert vendor will use. Update your D&B info, and do it over the phone (via the web is all but useless if you're not a US company)
- When upgrading to Visual Studio 2022 don't burn your bridges. Our old webforms app didn't load. It didn't just "not load" it caused VS 2022 to throw an arithmetic overload exception. That's a bit dodgy. The issue?
Evidently the project loaded was parsing the value under the
IISExpressSSLPort node and must have done a
int.Parse instead of a
The other frustration is that all our menu, toolbar and environment customisations were not brought forward from 2019. Nor were many extensions. It's understandable that some would not be compatible (or needed) in 2022, but to not warn or offer compatible versions means a lot of re-setting up of your environment
- We've moved to .NET 6 entirely for SenseAI. .NET 5 has barely cooled on the racks but it's already so last week, so to make things neater for our dev work in Linux and macOS via VS Code, it's .NET 6 all the way. Which isn't supported by VS 2019, for no reason I can fathom. Well, apart from lots of marketing reasons, but actual, technical reasons that can't be surmounted? Nope, can't actually think of any, but then again I don't write IDEs. I just pay for them