Andrew Channels Dexter Pinion

Wherein I write some stuff that you may like to read. Or not, its up to you really.

April 14, 2003


Its probably me, but the lovely people from the project could really do with a whack from the clue stick.

The front page of the web site has no "start here" or "introduction" sections. The link to the downloads is just a list of mirrors, no indication of what to do once you get there.

People, if you want idiots like me to use your tools give us at least a simple guide to download and installation. A noddy tutorial for when you start using the tool is also useful, but as I don't know how to install it yet, that's probably a step too far.

Before anyone starts accusing me of being any more stupid than I have admitted to so far, I have downloaded the SDK package (all 62 megabytes of it). That contains a README file, which also has no mention of how to do an installation. Bloody marvellous, and about as useful as a chocolate fireguard.

Posted by Andy Todd at April 14, 2003 02:18 PM


Just unzip and run, mate. No installation required. Once you are in, the help is pretty good.

Posted by: Simon on April 14, 2003 03:14 PM

I've figured that out now, but why isn't it on the front page of in large - flaming - letters?

Bloody programmers shouldn't be allowed to design web sites ;-)

Posted by: Andy Todd on April 14, 2003 03:27 PM

TRue, but so far as I'm concerned whatever brownie points it loses for crap documentation it *more* than makes up for in not fucking about with my registry.

I like the way it works. To install, unzip. To uninstall, just delete the directory, leaving *nothing* behind.

Posted by: Simon on April 14, 2003 03:41 PM

Here, here to the registry tampering (or rather lack of). It does look nice, even if it isn't VIM.

Now, if I can get it to talk to DB2 as well everything will be right in the world.

Posted by: Andy Todd on April 14, 2003 04:30 PM