Slow

Developments have been slow for almost 2 months now due to personal matters and work. As things are slowly clearing up a bit, we are getting started again. Strangely, the number of bug reports from testers has decreased almost at the same rate as the development speed has… So, things should really get serious now as to our first releases on the new platform.

Lazy Admins

Whilst NetInventory is nearing its initial release, we have found that being able to do certain tasks with a remote machine is a daily task for Administrators. Therefore, LABF is currently in co-development with NetInventory. This tool will allow for joining/unjoining domains, changing Services, Processes, shutdown batches of machines, etc. All tools will merely interface WMI, instead of relying on a vast collection of remoting services, like remote registry. Stay tuned for the first public test release of NetInventory.

Vista Me

We are test-driving the new Windows for a couple of months now, thanks to a MSDN subscription. So far, compatibility seems to be alright, and some minor changes have been made to have all future releases of our programs be ready for the new OS.

Yesterday, NetInventory was released as Beta 2 to our internal testers. Currently, the schedule of releases includes WallChanger as the first program to be released, as it also includes service libraries used by other vware projects.

Preparing for the future

Currently, several projects which be available on vware.at are currently under development. All programs which will be released or re-released will require the .NET Framework 2.0 to run. Additionally, operating systems other than Windows 2000 and up will not be tested or supported.

In the meantime, the changelog section has been integrated into the new site, so you can keep yourself up to date with recent evolvements of the software.