Welcome to the Joint-Venture Blog from Fabio Cortesi and Stefan Jäger.
Active Setup is included in the Windows Operating System and can be used to do something after the user logs in. Especially when you have to install some files, registry keys, user-certificates or other things into the user-profile is Active Setup a nice technology to use. It is originally a feature of Microsoft Internet Explorer and Microsoft Outlook.
With WISE Package Studio you can easily implement Active Setup by adding the following Registry-Keys (minimum) to your project:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\[UpgradeCode]
"StubPath"="[SystemFolder]\msiexec.exe /fu [ProductCode] /qb-!"
Source Control like CVS or Subversion is used almost in every software project. As a developer, it’s your responsibility to be up to date with the current version from the source control system. In Eclipse there is a nice feature to schedule such synchronizations. This means, you get regularly informed about all updates and you have less merging problems!