back in 1998 when I first released the icepack boot manager it was the first graphical boot manager.
Until the end of 2001 I released 5 versions: 0.1, 02., 0.3, 0.4 and 0.4.1.
The list of features as of 0.4.1:
- virus detection
- uninstall utility
- high-resolution graphics
- configurable boot time-out
- boots unknown operating systems
- supports large hard disks up to 2 TB
- configurable default operating system
- supports booting from extended partitions
- boots up to 12 operating systems on a single computer
- recognizes the BSD, DOS, LINUX, OS/2 and WINDOWS ... operating systems
Now almost 12 years after the last release it's time to continue the development.
Features planned for 0.5:
- new look - something between the hip look of 0.1, 0.2 and 0.3 and the more
conservative look of 0.4
- support for 24 and 32 bit graphic modes
- boot from GPT (GUID partition tables)
- direct boot of Linux kernel without the help of LILO (in 0.6)
- GPT partitioner (in 0.7)
- mouse support (in 0.8)
It's not clear what license I'll use, but the software will be free and the source code will be available.
See you, Adrian.