10:10: Quite annoying behaviour of the installer, it keeps boosting my CPU usage to some figure around the 100 percent. This is killing my Outlook experience ;).
10:15: When creating different websites on your XP machine, I noticed you’ve to create the site before going to the site selection screen in the installer. This screen will be fetched only once. Have to notice Sitecore about this.
10:30: Got some arguments with databases in the installer. Easy way tyo fix this: setup your local machine to host the database so you can pass the database step. After that, reconfigure your files. Writing feedback on this now…
10:40: Installer… grrr, it places the stuff everywhere on my machine, but not on the recommed place. Gues sit has something todo with my default settings in my IIS. Investigation right now…
10:45: Seems that the installer only allows you to quit after clicking 4 times on finish when the checkbox ‘Start Sitecore’ in unchecked.
11:00: Starting IE7, initializing the site….
11:10: Welcome to Sitecore…. After some small replacements in the web.config is it working. Having some coffee now.. Support are you guys ready for a bunch of tickets :P?
12:20: As we are working on 3 projects which are all based on 5.3 at the moment, lots of bugs appear on 1 day. So guess the Sitecore Ukraine office has some problems with capacity for reproducing these bugs ;-). Now it’s time to start working with 5.3. My first task will be finding out how we can easily configure some stuff using the new config-options so we don’t have to change the web.config. As a web.config change results in a Application Pool recycle, we’re looking for better ways.
12:40: Visual Studio Solutions for Sitecore 5.3 are really a new type of sport. Interesting point for investigation as this directly affects our procedures(project startup).
14:30: Just an hour looking at the best way to configure the data folder in the right way so everybody is happy. The problem is that I’m using d:\net development\sitecore project\[customer name] as project root, someone else in our team uses d:\inetpub\[customer name], someone else… etc etc. Two possible solutions:
- Create a virtual directory to ../data, refer everything in web.config to /data/* (won’t work with Cassini / Builtin Webserver VS2005)
- Define together with your colleagues that the datafolder becomes: D:\data\[customer name]\
Both aren’t ideal. The hardest part is that you’ve to define it over and over. So far option 1 is the best as it seem to be less time expensive. Another support-ticket upcoming…
16:15: It’s time to stop working on 5.3 today. Have to do some licensing stuff and have a beer. The results from the configReader can be found here. Monday I’ll be back! Have a nice weekend and a beer :).