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Strange bug in the Windows Vista File System

I can reproduce this. 1. Create a file C:Program FilesMyDirectorySample.txt (May need permissions) 2. Write some text into it and save it (Launch the editor in admin mode) 3. Open the file to check whether the contents were saved. 4. Now shift+delete MyDirectoy from C:Program Files 5. Repeat step 1 and 2. But in the […]

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VTK Designer 2.6 is out

We just released VTK Designer 2.6 Beta. Some of the interesting new features (on top of the obvious performance improvements because of moving to Qt 4.4 and updating the canvas code etc…) are 0. VTK Designer 2.6 now uses GCF 21. You can now add notes to the pipeline2. You can load UI forms on […]

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Taking notes in VTK Designer

VTK Designer is used as a teaching and design-communication tool by many people. While explaining a network design to somebody, it might be useful to insert notes in the pipeline and explain something. A recent commit to the repository makes this possible. You can right click on any empty area in the pipeline and select […]

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VTK Designer 2, GCF, svn:externals

Upto now, checking out a copy of the VTK Designer 2 code was a pain. First one had to checkout VTK Designer 2, then checkout GCF and then compile the whole thing. All of this was because I had no clue that there was something called svn:externals property. Girish told me about it quite some […]

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Crash Course on GCF

Vasudha and I are rewriting the GCF Developers Manual. We decided to take a slightly different approach to the manual this time. The previous version of the developer’s manual was more like “GCF Reference Documentation in a Nutshell”. This time the manual will be different. One of the chapter’s that I was responsible for writing […]