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After my post two weeks ago I was contacted by Dmitri Maximovich, author of the CruiseControl extension for FireFox, who was interested in extending its support to the .NET version and wanted to discuss what exactly doesn't work. It didn't take him long to figure out how to fix it and yesterday he released an updated version. You can find it here. Please report any problems you find. Any suggestions are welcome as well. On the technical note, the extension does it work by parsing the HTML of the ......

Mike Roberts, author of CruiseControl .NET, was in one of the trains attacked in London Metro and survived. He shares his experiences in his blog. I write about this because his relation made me fully realize the tragedy of this event. Knowing that there was someone I actually know made all this sorely true.


I just found via Michael Flanakin's Web Log that you can use the Chainsaw tool, a GUI based log viewer from Log4J project, with the Log4Net enabled applications. Here what you need to do: 1. First download the application from the above link. It requires Java. I know it sucks. But don't be put off just yet. 2. Then in the config file of your .NET application add following appender:<log4net> <appender name="UdpAppender" type="log4net.Appender.UdpA... <param name="RemoteAddress" ......

One of my friends just showed me a CruiseControl plug-in for FireFox. He uses it with the CCNet Java version but was convinced that it will work with .NET as well. I was skeptic but we gave it a try. To my surprise it works! You only need to give it an URL to your build server dashboard. It shows the status of each project in browser status bar. I presume it uses some HTML parsing and the pages are similar both on .NET and Java versions. Not all things work though. Also it's not that much useful ......