Friday, February 25, 2005

OK, I mentioned Sean Liming's new book, Windows XP Embedded Supplemental Toolkit, in a previous post. I just got my copy of it today, and it looks good.

Sean's covered most of XPE SP2, and relied heavily on the Embedded community to give him pointers, tips, and info. The updated Tips and Tricks from Embedded's own Lynda Allen are worth the read in and of themselves (ignore the MS ID numbers - they're just SQL ID fields and mean absolutely nothing to anyone). And the tools are worth the price - heck, Component Tracker alone is worth the price (it gives you all sorts of cool info about a component, like a list of dependencies and what depends on the component). Highly recommended - check out Sean's website for more details.

I don't know how good a reviewer I can be, but as I read it, I'll dump my thoughts here.

Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Cool new web site

This will go on the left in a few minutes - Sean Liming has a cool web site with some kick-ass tools on it. I'd be giving a look if I were you. His stuff is the best docs on XPE, and his latest toolkit is awesome, well worth the price of admission.

QFE issues

We've had some recent issues with the .Net security update for XPE desktop installs (MS05-004, KB 887219, ASP.NET Path Validation Vulnerability).  The way we do .Net installs on XPE isn't the way the update package thinks it should be, so the update won't install on XPE runtimes.  We're going to pull the update from the OEM Secure Site, and are working on a way to make this work for XPE runtimes.  Sorry for the problems.