Archive for March, 2005

How to start a Startup by Paul Graham

If you’ve ever wondered on what it takes to start a new company (I certainly have), then this shold be a great read.

“You need three things to create a successful startup: to start with good people, to make something customers actually want, and to spend as little money as possible. Most startups that fail do it because they fail at one of these. A startup that does all three will probably succeed.”

Sergey @ USysWare

DPack 2.0 is live

After several months of development DPack 2.0 has been finally released. Here’s a list of changes in v2.0 since v1.x:

  • Numbered Bookmarks feature has been reworked from the ground up. Some of the highlights of this feature include custom bookmark images, automatic bookmarks persistence, an ability to clear all bookmarks, and more…
  • It introduces new feature called Solution Statistics. Solution Statistics collects information on all projects in the currently opened solution. Once statistics is collected, it’s displayed in the solution statistics dialog.
  • Another new feature included is called Support Help Options. Among other things, it adds a new command that allows one to “Check for Updates”.
  • Due to conversion from multiple add-ins to a single VSIP package, new version enjoys some performance improvements.
  • Numerous bug fixes and usability enhancements.
  • It works for users without administrator privileges now.
  • Whidbey support is included.

For beta users upgrading to this release, here’s what’s new and changed since last beta:

  • First GA release of v2.0.
  • Surround With feature usability improvements.
  • Fixed a problem with several features not displaying their dialogs correctly on Windows with large (DPI) size font configuration.
    Improved Chrome language support.
  • Miscellaneous performance improvements.

Moving forward, there are few outstanding items to take care of:

  • Add Whidbey Beta 2 support shortly after its release.
  • Finalize Chrome language support.

The new version is available at Enjoy!

Sergey @ USysWare