„How can a small application change your mobile life? Here’s how
Last week, nedge2k and I were lamenting how much of a nuisance it was to install CABs on the phone. Sure, it’s not complex, but there are a bunch of applications out there to try and choose from that do it (one by myself from a long time ago included!), once you’ve installed a CAB you need to keep a copy of it for future installs, it doesn’t integrate with ActiveSync and – well – in general, it’s a bit painful.
With this in mind, I mentioned to nedge2k that writing an application to integrate CABs with the ActiveSync installer wouldn’t theoretically be very hard. This morning, I actually got the inspiration to do something about it… so it’s my pleasure to introduce CABviaActiveSync 1.3.
So how does it work?
– CvAS installs on your desktop PC, and adds a right-click context menu for CAB files
– When you click the menu, the CAB is automatically parsed, copied to your ActiveSync directory, and a regular ActiveSync install is initiated
– When the install is complete, the CAB file stays in the ActiveSync directory, meaning you can un/reinstall in future, without having to archive the CAB away somewhere.“