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#1 Nuno Brito

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Posted 20 November 2009 - 02:43 PM

Hi,

Some months ago I've written a short case study about WinBuilder regarding the current state of development and some of the history that brought us this far.

Over the months, some things have certainly changed either for the better or for the worse but looking back in introspective, it's nice to have this written on paper to help understand our past and perhaps get a clearer notion of how to do things better in the future.

Nevertheless, hope you find this document to be interesting, the case study can be downloaded from my personal page: http://nunobrito.eu/...oad.php?view.12

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Posted 05 December 2009 - 08:13 AM

Ill take a look. Thanks!

You should also post the WinBuilder 2009 Case Study details on a forum thread as well. I didn't know we where in that many magazines.

#3 Nuno Brito

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Posted 05 December 2009 - 11:15 AM

Well, to be honest, we've been featured on many other magazines but it's not easy to keep track of them or grab a thumbshot of the cover.

You should also post the WinBuilder 2009 Case Study details on a forum thread as well.

Yes, I had considered that but there were so many pages.

Nevertheless, on the 2010 edition we might go about and do exactly as you suggest, everyone would be able to contribute and then it would pass to the .pdf format.

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Posted 05 December 2009 - 11:44 AM

Just for the record, a (feeble) hint that the good Linux guys know Winbuilder:
http://www.informati...ritysummit.org/
http://www.informati...ker_summary.pdf

Tony Godfrey
Linux Consultant /
CEO
Falconer
Technologies


Bootable Environments Showing how to make (either/both) a bootable CD or USB
environment that will allow for testing, forensics, recovery,
etc. It would be really great if I had time to do one
Windows (Bart PE, WinBuilder, or Reatogo), one Linux
(PuppyLinux, SliTaz, Ubuntu), and one web-based tool
(Custom Nimblex). I personally use a bootable PuppyLinux
USB as my 'traveling computer' and a custom Knoppix CD
to program Cisco routers when needed.


Tony Godfrey is the CEO / Linux Consultant of Falconer
Technologies. He founded his company in 2003 which is
a consulting firm specializing in Linux, Macintosh, &
Windows for the Small to Medium size business and
Non-Profit Organizations. Tony has written several
articles on the body of knowledge of security
administration, is a regular contributor to a variety of
Linux forums and publications, and has written technical
content for Linux Administration education nation-wide
at the college level. He also teaches topics covering
Linux, Network and WAN integration, Cisco routers, and
Cybercrime.


An online article (Italian):
http://www.comunicat...nuto_WinBuilder


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Posted 05 December 2009 - 11:56 AM

Nuno, there is a typo in your pdf.

The WinBuilder core uses a versioning method based on full numbers where even numbers
represent a stable edition and even numbers are used for beta versions.

should probably be

The WinBuilder core uses a versioning method based on full numbers where even numbers
represent a stable edition and uneven numbers are used for beta versions.

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Posted 05 December 2009 - 12:04 PM

should probably be

The WinBuilder core uses a versioning method based on full numbers where even numbers
represent a stable edition and uneven numbers are used for beta versions.


maybe it should be odd numbers :thumbsup:
http://en.wikipedia....y_(mathematics)

uneven means mainly another thing:
http://www.thefreedi...nary.com/uneven

un·e·ven (n-vn)
adj. un·e·ven·er, un·e·ven·est
1.
a. Not equal, as in size, length, or quality.
b. Having ill-matched opponents: an uneven contest.
2. Not consistent or uniform: an uneven color.
3. Not smooth or level: the uneven surface of a cobblestone road. See Synonyms at rough.
4. Not straight or parallel: uneven margins.
5. Of, relating to, or being an odd number.
6. Obsolete Not fair or equitable.


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Posted 05 December 2009 - 12:26 PM

And one more. :thumbsup:

There is also a custom developed external API extension that is closed tied to script syntax although
it is not part of the official array of scriptable commands.

Should probably be:

There is also a custom developed external API extension that is closely tied to script syntax although
it is not part of the official array of scriptable commands.

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Last but not least, two other points.
When was this document written?
It reads mostly, like it was done 2008 not 2009. The latest date i would believe from it's content, is somewhere in the first half of this year.

Boot Land (http://boot-land.net) is ranked at the 87,284 position of world popular sites by Alexa
and all hosting costs are fully supported by R1Soft, a company dedicated to web server backup
software which will is also sponsoring the “2009 Boot Land awards” – a public event destined to
distinguish the work of 10 authors on the boot disk field based on the user voting.



“2009 Boot Land awards”???
Most have been sleeping solid to miss those! :thumbup:


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Posted 05 December 2009 - 12:30 PM

maybe it should be odd numbers :thumbup:

Would odd still count as a typo if the original reads even? :thumbsup:
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Posted 05 December 2009 - 12:43 PM

Would odd still count as a typo if the original reads even? :thumbup:


Sure. :thumbup: Nice work in spotting it. :whistling:

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#10 Nuno Brito

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Posted 05 December 2009 - 01:04 PM

It was written in March 2009. This is mentioned on the download page and cover of the paper.

“2009 Boot Land awards”???

At the time we were planning them. It was supposed to be a surprise. Jaclaz proposed the categories, TheHive designed the tshirts and r1soft was offering to sponsor the costs for getting them.

Eventually, too many things happened. Would this still be a good idea? We wouldn't have tshirts to offer but it could nevertheless become a fun event.

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Good bug-typo-catch, thank you!

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Posted 05 December 2009 - 08:30 PM

Would this still be a good idea? We wouldn't have tshirts to offer but it could nevertheless become a fun event.

YES. :thumbsup:

Who cares about the T-shirts?

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Posted 05 December 2009 - 08:43 PM

There is also a custom developed external API extension that is closely tied to script syntax although
it is not part of the official array of scriptable commands.


And even that's in error. Should be:

There is also a custom developed external API extension that is closely tied to script syntax although
it is not part of the official array of scriptable commands
.


Api commands are now part of the WB magic wand.

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Posted 05 December 2009 - 10:52 PM

Good catch, Galapo!
I think another day or two and we have Nuno up to speed on Winbuilder! :thumbsup:

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Posted 05 December 2009 - 11:22 PM

Just for the record, a (feeble) hint that the good Linux guys know Winbuilder:
http://www.informati...ritysummit.org/
http://www.informati...ker_summary.pdf


An online article (Italian):
http://www.comunicat...nuto_WinBuilder


jaclaz


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Posted 06 December 2009 - 02:05 AM

Another suggestion.

If you get a notice that any Winbuilder Project will be in a Magazine review or the such. You could ask if that company could send you a copy of the magazine. If that is possible on their side.

#16 Nuno Brito

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Posted 06 December 2009 - 02:28 AM

Api commands are now part of the WB magic wand.

Yes, but the paper was written in March and I had no way of guessing the future at the time.. :thumbsup:

I think another day or two and we have Nuno up to speed on Winbuilder!

Don't know if that would be enough. So far it's been an interesting write, I will publish another paper tomorrow where you'll be able to have some fun spotting more typos in my writings.. :whistling:

If you get a notice that any Winbuilder Project will be in a Magazine review or the such. You could ask if that company could send you a copy of the magazine. If that is possible on their side.

I do ask for a magazine copy sometimes but they very rarely send anything. I would be happy to just grab a screenshot of the cover but it's difficult.

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Posted 02 January 2011 - 10:13 PM

Given all the domain name turmoil of the past year, any chance a new location for this could be posted? Original location no longer available

#18 Nuno Brito

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 02:51 AM

Yes, you can look at the wikipedia article for winbuilder. I've placed there a link to a public location where the paper can be read and downloaded.

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