Friday, February 25, 2005
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
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.