Scott Hanselman

Hanselminutes Podcast 138 - Paint.NET with Rick Brewster

November 25, '08 Comments [5] Posted in Deployment | Podcast
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PAINT.NET Logo My one-hundred-and-thirty-eighth podcast is up.

Well, actually a few weeks ago, but I totally forgot to update my website with the details. You'd think somewhere around 100 shows I'd had automated this somehow. Hm. If I only I know a programmer and the data was available in some kind of universal structure syndication format…;)

Scott talks with Paint.NET author Rick Brewster about some of the internals of his popular freeware application. They focus on deployment and setup, how Rick does it and what we can learn from him.

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Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. He is a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.

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Wednesday, November 26, 2008 3:13:06 PM UTC
Dunno if it was just me, but the sound quality on Rick's end was awful. It was barely understandable, I ended up skipping this episode.
Thursday, November 27, 2008 12:26:00 AM UTC
Nice piece of history with the whole pimp->superpimp->nsis story. I'm impressed. I didn't think anyone cares.
Friday, November 28, 2008 7:36:44 AM UTC
the sound quality on Rick's end was awful

True. Fought with it halfway through and than abandoned it for this very reason.
Anton Gogolev
Friday, December 05, 2008 10:39:24 AM UTC
This interview went astray into too much technical details about Paint.NET's installer than the tool itself. The episode might as well been titled "Paint.NET's Installer". It showed Scott's personal interest on how this particular installer was developed. Plus with the poor sound quality, I just couldn't listen till the end.

How many people in this world fire up Task Manager or Process Explorer during an installation and do some CSI work and notice there were 5 programs running?
abdu
Tuesday, December 23, 2008 11:30:47 AM UTC
I think this was a missed opportunity for a great episode. Too much time was wasted talking about the setup.
Oskar Eoin
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