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1.0 work is now in progress.

While we still appear to have some API issues to shake out with the move to QT 5.2/Mingw 4.8 (mainly affecting Drag & Drop), we have a tentative list of features we're shooting for in 1.0:

  1. Bug fixes (always highest on the priority list)
    • Not all bugs will be fixed, but this is always top priority for each release.
  2. Shrink images to fit device (when possible)
    • This will require reading the file from the last sector of the device to EOF and determining if there is data present.
  3. File Compression support
    • Use zZip as it supports the most compression formats & is open source.
  4. Reformat device
  5. Write verification
  6. Time stats (this should be an easy feature to add)... read more
Posted by Tobin Davis 2014-03-25

Coming soon - 0.9.5 (point release).

So, after a lot of in-depth digging, it appears that QT 5.2.1/MinGW 4.8 DOES support what we need for Windows 7/8 API calls. A new build is currently being tested and will soon come up, along with an installer. This release is only to test the new build environment, along with the installer. There are still several bugs that are open, some are critical. These are our top priority for 1.0 (before any additional features). ... read more

Posted by Tobin Davis 2014-03-14

Ugh, build environments

A lot of people are wondering when the next release is going to happen, or when certain bugs are going to be fixed (or maybe if we are even still here). To update everyone, we ran into a major snag, namely changing Windows API calls. A lot of the issues we are currently experiencing are mainly due to our now outdated build environment (QT 4.84/Mingw 4.4). The api's supported by this environment only cover us up to Windows XP.... read more

Posted by Tobin Davis 2014-02-05

Recent headlines regarding Sourceforge.

There have been several news articles today that put Sourceforge in a bad light. This largely has to do with their ad revenue stream. Part of the issue stems from a SF sponsored Windows Installer, that will install a project's programs, along with some opt-out apps (like the ask.com toolbar).

As I understand the full facts of the issue, this installer is opt-in only (the project admin's have to opt in for it to appear - see this blog entry ).... read more

Posted by Tobin Davis 2013-11-08

Finalizing features for 1.0

The last of the bugs (hopefully) were fixed with the v0.9 release. Now focusing on desired features for the big 1.0 launch, tentatively scheduled for later this year.

Progress is slow due to a lot of mitigating factors, namely there are only two of us focusing on this project at the moment, and it has been lower priority due to our busy work/life schedules. Another issue is the lack of hardware available to us to reproduce some of these bugs (the lack of SD support on some systems with XP/Vista was very unique). Unless we can reproduce a bug, we really can't isolate it to figure out what code to change. ... read more

Posted by Tobin Davis 2013-08-14