I finally decided to reveal the weird side project I was working on. The more traditional landing page that explains it better is also available, but I’m submitting this page because it elaborates on why I did it and the how, which is more interesting.
And please, if you’re interested/using it, let me know!
Maybe show the ReactOS folks?
FWIW, (hey @dvn), I did make it source available now, under a copyleft license. GPLv2 isn’t my favourite (so I may relicense), but it makes sense for this application.
That chrome took me back twenty years.
Really great to see someone finally giving Visual Source Safe a run for their money.
Look, I want to use something better than SourceSafe when I’m on one of my larks. I imagine others did too.
I admire you greatly, for having the tenacity to keep the toolchain shiny. I’m sure it comes with many difficulties. Are you running emulation or do you use older hardware?
Virtualization for building, but I’ve tested on real steel too.
Nice job! When I first clicked the link and visited the page I had to scroll down to the copyright because I thought it must be a very old article to still have Windows’ Luna/XP theme, haha.
I just build and test there due to my interests; it’ll almost certainly work fine on modern Windows. (That said, I’m tempted to offer a build with modern Windows in mind, so symlinks/WinHTTP work.)
Thinking about symlinks, when were NTFS junctions introduced? Because you might be able to use those as an alternative.
libgit2 can support the ersatz fake symlinks Git proper can use, which I don’t know the full details of. Need to test that further.
Thought I was getting pictures of git histories, got git for VB. Well played.
This is really cool! Great work on the UI.
The UI is the part I consider the part that makes it more interesting than a joke. I’m really interested in feedback on that part, specifically.
yep, looks awesome!
Consider making a link to the source code more prominent.
I’m probably going to release the source, as mentioned, but there’s some stuff I’d like to clean up before I do.