New review of ASuite 1.5.2 with video

Despite its age, ASuite 1.5.2 is yet a popular launcher and I'm proud when somebody help me to spread the word about my software.

In fact, Frederick Barton (FindMySoft's editor) wrote a short review about ASuite 1.5.2 and make a short video, showcasing launcher's menus and features. Thank you Frederick and thank you FindMySoft.

You can read the review here.

Backporting in progress to Delphi

Unfortunately, in the last weeks we found a number of problems using Lazarus/FPC. This IDE and compiler aren't enough mature and stable for a project, like ASuite.

We (I and my coworker, thecocce) will wait a better Lazarus version (1.2) for our project, but until then, we must use Delphi (XE3 edition, exactly) to develop ASuite.

For more information, follow ASuite project on github.com.

ASuite 2.0 Alpha 2 released

I am pleased to announce that ASuite 2.0 Alpha 2 is available for download by developers and testers. This is an early developer release intended for testing purposes only.

This alpha has only basic features, without advanced functions, like Scheduler, Hotkey, Mouse Sensors and etc... Don't worry, these functions will back in Alpha 3. For more information, see the roadmap.

Changelog
Frontend

  • Added Windows 7 support
  • Removed SaveSecurity
  • Improved Search
  • Added Most Frequently Used list in TrayMenu

Backed

  • Porting to Lazarus 1.0.6/FPC 2.6.2
  • Use sqlite database as storage format (instead xml)
  • Rewrited many parts of code
  • Added complete PNG support

Known issues
This version is not available in other language than English. I will add localization in Alpha 3 or Beta version.

Download ASuite 2.0 Alpha 2

New Revision Control System for ASuite

In these days, ASuite's code has been moved to GitHub, a famous social coding. It is available here.

This move has purpose to improve project's visibility and attract new developers in it.

Why Github?
Github is a web-based hosting service for software development projects that use the Git revision control system. The site provides social networking functionality such as feeds, followers and the network graph to display how developers work on their versions of a repository.

For more info, you can see github's features page

The old SVN repository is closed and it will never update.

I'm back

After months (years?) absence, I'm back to work in ASuite Project. Unfortunately, I have time for ASuite because I'm unemployed (sob...), but this is another story.

In these weeks, I tried Lazarus 1.0 (a very important milestone version) and I liked it. So I make a decision: I will port ASuite in Lazarus/Free Pascal. Why? Because:

  • Lazarus (IDE) and FreePascal (compiler) are Free Software (as ASuite) and free (Delphi license is very expensive for me)
  • Delphi XE3 is a heavy and slow bloatware, instead Lazarus is lightweight and fast
  • Cross platform, for a future ASuite for Linux

After removed useless and added new components, I'm rewriting from scratch the code relating to loading/saving list (and ASuite Options) in a sqlite database (as in ASuite 2.0 Alpha1). After this, I will fix bugs and I will release a new Alpha version.

Stay tuned for future updates

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