wksalone updated

Thanks to Omar Shahine for updating wksalone, now with built-in Workspace selection and stored window size/position preferences.

RSS Bandit moving on

Dare posts about RSS Bandit leaving GotDotNet Workspaces. Workspaces is still a relatively young application and is something that continues to grow. Does it provide everything the community project developer needs? Not yet, but we’re working on it. Looking at a few of Dare’s points in loose order: 1. Doesn’t require people have Passport accounts…


Workspaces activity metrics

In the Workspaces directory, what is the activity number and how is it calculated? The activity percentile assigned to each Workspace is calculated on a nightly basis and gives an idea of the relative activity of different Workspaces. As a percentile, a Workspace with a score of 90.0 can be understood to be more ‘active’ than 90% of the…


O’Reilly on Annotations

Ian Griffiths over at O’Reilly has put together a great article on the Longhorn SDK annotations and how O’Reilly put together the first independent feed. It’s a good read.

‘The Compressed (zipped) Folder is invalid or corrupted’

Some people have reported problems downloading releases from the Workspaces application; either they find a 0 byte file, or are presented with the message ‘The Compressed (zipped) Folder is invalid or corrupted’. Either way, not fun. From the list of late-breaking issues: On downloading a release, the error message “The Compressed (zipped) Folder is invalid…


Passport exceptions in wkssync and wksalone

(Just posted to the news sections in these Workspaces) If you’re running wkssync or wksalone on a machine that’s not previously been used with the VS.NET provider for Workspaces, you need to do one of the following Run the VS.NET provider installation package or Create the registry key ‘SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\\Internet Settings\Passport’ and add a string value titled…


Workspaces 1.1

Not to be left out, GotDotNet Workspaces has also seen a few changes recently. We’ve fixed a handful of problems and introduced a number of new features. Changes to watch out for: Access control system Notifications for Workspaces events Customization capabilities, including the ability to upload documents and images Workspace ‘alias’ support for shorter URLs…



Just published: wksalone, a little wrapper that hosts the GotDotNet Workspaces Windows Forms interface in a standalone app, rather than Internet Explorer. Beware, this application is trivial and contains no pretty interface for selecting a Workspace or an type of error handling. Use at your own risk.

Safely displaying untrusted HTML

One of the challenges in importing external RSS feeds for the annotations aggregator is how to safely display untrusted HTML. Enter the SECURITY attribute of the IFRAME, a great way of instructing the browser to render the contents of the frame in the Restricted Sites zone, thus (by default) limiting the capabilities of HTML in…


Annotations content from O’Reilly

O’Reilly has already put together a feed of annotations talking about different content in the Longhorn SDK. Subscribe to their feed (it’s one of the recommended ones) and check them out!   Appling Effects to Markup Using an ImageEffect Building an ImageSource From Scratch Abbreviated Path Data Syntax EvenOdd vs NonZero Fill Rules Logical Tree…