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Generating "chrome.sln" file
Friday, July 17, 2009

This post may help you in generating chrome.sln file which you will need to load the chrome browser's source in visual studio 2005 for building it. So you must have noticed that this page tells you to load the chrome/chrome.sln in vs. But you look and you cannot find it. First make sure that your depot_tools are ready to be used. I used TortoiseSvn to get the source for depot_tools but you can download it also. After getting the depot_tools source you need to add it to the Path environment variable so that you can than use it from within any folder in the chrome's source. So once added, you goto the path where chrome browser's source is which is this chrometrunk\chrome-svn\tarball\chromium\src\chrome on my pc, and write:
gclient runhooks --force
after this the output on my console was:
Installing subversion ...
Installing python ...

________ running 'T:\Downloads\depot_tools\python_bin\python.exe
src/tools/gyp/gyp_dogfood src/build/all.gyp' in
Updating projects from gyp files...

After this, your current directory should be filled with the *.vcproj and *.sln files which you know what you want to use them for.
If in case things dont go as smooth as I mentioned up there, you should follow this post, i think it'll help:

btw the build takes painfully long time :)

is Bing better or Google
Sunday, July 12, 2009

So I'm eating "toasty cheese crackers" by Aim Biscuits right now. So I decide to search the net for it to know more about them. So as sometimes I do to compare search engines to see how much have they progressed against google, I do similar searches on more than one search engine to find who gets me to the right destination first. So my search term right now is "aim biscuits toasty cheese crackers" without the quotes. I goto google.com and write this search term, and i also open bing.com to write the same sentense/search-phrase. And hit enter on both. They come up with the results.
Bing: there is no mention of the Aim biscuits on the first page anywhere. There are pages that seem to be focusing on the word AIM, crackers, toasty etc individually sort of in a way that after few seconds I dont want to think what exactly the search algorithms had in them to finally decide to come with the results that it did.
Google: I wanna start with "amazing". The first link shows a site named tradercity.com with exactly the biscuits I was searching for. The third link (on the first page) refers to a proper web site of what I searched for! Absolutely what I wanted.

While looking at bing's results before I set my eyes on google's search, I started doubting if this Aim Biscuit company even has a web site of its own, cuz bing didnt mention it on the first page. I dont know and I cannot imagine why if aimbiscuits.com exists, that it is so hard for bing to infer that it should give atleast some weightage to that web site address given my search terms. For the love of computer science, the first 2 words are exactly what the website address is if you combine them! Unbelievable and very disappointing!

Btw, the same goes for the image search on the same terms: bing is completely showing things like it took my search term, trashed it, and randomly picked bunch of images from its image database and threw on me. While with google, it shows atleast 3 images of what I'm eating right now!
This is what microsoft is being so loud about? Give me a break!


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