Well, since I changed jobs, and since .NET is not something I use profesionally anymore, I am not sure there will be a sucessor to WDD 1.5. I learned a lot with this little project of mine though.
I would like continue using this platorm to expand the “Lessons Learned” series, but lack of time is probably going to kill this project.
I would like to use this blog to discuss about my new endeavours in the realms of Linux, TCL/tk and OpenGL, but I don’t have a lot to bring to the table yet. Oh, and the “lack of time” thingie.
There’s always music.
Message in a bottle… ?
After a long period of time, the new version of WeeDuplicateDetective is finally available.
I have released a small C# library called LinqToJSON.
What is LinqToJSON?
LinqToJSON is a .NET assembly, written in C#, that allows reading and writing data formatted according to the JSON standard with features that mimic those of LinqToXML. It is available for free, with its source code.
I regularly google “WeeDuplicatedDetective” to find where it ends up (with interesting surprises, more on that in a later post) and to read reviews. Not just to feel good when people like it, mid you, but to gather interesting ideas on where I should bring WDD next. Continue reading
I found an interesting review of WDD 1.1, here is the traduction from google:
“WeeDuplicateDetective The interface is very organized, however, there should be a little clearer tabs to enable a more effective visual distinction between the different regions of program options. His speed is impressive, making the software able to do a complete scan of unity in a few seconds.
The performance of WeeDuplicateDetective in search of duplicate files is very good, finding them without difficulty and offering several options and relevant to deal with. The amount of available criteria to differentiate the files is not quite satisfactory: we would have more options, for example, filter or search for a specific length of just the name typed.
It is always worthwhile to alert you of the following: Some of these may be copies or backups of important system files, that is, make sure to delete only what you really sure of the function on the computer.”
They have good points, and I will take them into consideration:
* UI should be slightly touched up: I will remove the borders, and put more space between the areas, while keeping the shadows
* signal system files / backup files, etc. as being dangerous to remove.
I am also considering adding a new clean up method: create shortcuts to the 1st copy. A competitor is doing this and I like it :).
This being said, I have very little free time for developping WDD further currently…
WDD 1.1 is available, download it from here.
I have notified SoftPedia and CNet about the update, I’ll post the links when available.
In other news, my computer screen died on me last week. Had it for only about 4 years, so I was a bit dissapointed, but well. The backlights were still ok, so I decided not to try to repair the thing myself and buy a new screen. Which was planned anyway.
After spending a few hours researching and comparing, I decided myself on buying the Samsung SyncMaster PX2370 for approx. 200Euros. Continue reading
WDD 1.0 has been approved on SoftPedia.
From the screenshot, it seems they even actually tested it. I’m impressed… 🙂
Submitting WDD was made easy by generating a PAD file. Continue reading
So, my main “web site” is somewhat ready. Check it out here.
It was for me the opportunity to have a closer look at CSS and have a bit of fun with it. Playing with CSS can be pretty addictive though, and at some point time I had to go to bed. 🙂 I am pretty satisfied with the result (somewhat modern design, with flat grey colors and slight touch of colors to make things less boring), with a couple of things still bothering me though:
WDD has been approved at download.com
As far as future plans for WDD are concerned… Continue reading
Skydrive is not exactly the best hosting service for me… It has enough space, but linking to a file (in my case WDD_Setup.exe) doesn’t work well: each time I’ve linked it, the link expired! Not very useful.
So I’ve schecked a few free hosting services, and I’ve chosen OnPHP.net. Continue reading