Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Service Pack 3

Pivotal 6 SP3 is out, been out for 2 weeks nearly. Sorry for the delay in writing, but family comes first.

I have installed it today, and like what I see, generally.

The new framework, more of a Vista look, even on my humble XP machine is welcome.
The ability to deploy like a normal client is welcome, though should only be used for Citrix environments I feel. Does really smack in the face of the OneClick approach somewhat, but I can see where it will be used.
They have fixed one of my issues, though reading the notes, looks like it has been known about for a while, as it is a QC issue with a low number.

One thing I like, but wish they had made clearer and give the reasoning for, is that the location of the deployed application has changed from

C:\Documents and Settings\myusername\Local Settings\Apps\CDC Software


C:\Documents and Settings\myusername\Local Settings\Application Data\CDC Software

Very confusing wondering where my development has gone. It is made clear in the documentation that the location of the standard dlls has changed, but no mention of the deployment changing.

Time will tell if there is enough in this release for me. Nothing really exciting as yet. I do expect a couple of hotfixes soon though, as usual.