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Microsoft Codename Max update

By Mauricio Freitas, in , posted: 9-Sep-2006 12:05

Yesterday I was thinking of adding Microsoft Codename Max to my server, so relatives could have a nice list of pictures of our baby Isabella. I didn't act on that because it was late - and I am glad I didn't.

That's because this morning I saw in some MSDN Blogs that Microsoft Codename Max has been updated, to incorporate .Net Framework 3.0 instead of the original WinFX Beta 2.

Great! I can install this now. Wrong. Pain settles in. After downloading the small (150 KBytes) installer it proceeded to download and install WinFX Beta 2!


The installer did that, and then placed the Microsoft Codename Max on my server. But this was the wrong one. As soon as I started it the program notified me of an update. No problem, I understood their advice to visit the site and download it. But I have just downloaded it from there!

Running the install again this time it complained about not having .Net Framework 3.0 on my machine. Of course not. This is what written on Microsoft Max page:

Max updates itself. Max uses Microsoft Update to make sure you have the most up-to-date version running. Which means you can try the new features—or get the latest fixes—with each release.

Max installs Microsoft .NET Framework  for you. Max installs the version of Microsoft .NET Framework required to work properly, so you don't have to.



Ok, off to remove WinFX, reboot, download .Net Framework 3.0 manually, because now I don't trust this installer.

Why am I ranting? Because this is supposed to be easy. I wanted something my mum, and the grandparents could install on their computers by themselves. This is not it!

UPDATE: Manually removed WinFX Beta 2, and downloaded the installer again. This time it's installing the Microsoft .Net Framework 3.0 RC1. Let's see how it goes. Interestingly, I couldn't find a .Net Framework 3.0 download on MSDN - the download link is only for the v2.0

Anyway, all seems to be working now (not without a couple of reboots), and let's start sharing the pictures!

UPDATE: It seems Microsoft Codename Max shares the full size pictures. On my Nikon D50, at high resolution it means each picture is about 2.5MB! I can see my inlaws getting really angry at some long albums. What about an option to automatically resize pictures before sharing and placing those in a cache?

UPDATE: It is now working here without a problem. Looking good. I have to test the new RSS feed feature.








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