A question that I have gotten on the remake of Backround Cycler is “Where did you get the codename ‘V6’ if it is not Version 6?” Well I did not get the codename “V6” as a version number, as a matter of fact the codename is a reference to a 6 cylinder engine inside of cars. I believe the move to C++/win32++ will produce a better program. As I, the developer, will have better control over the memory. One major problem is C# is the Garbage collector is not clearing the image right after I no longer need it. It is not uncommon for the program to have 3-4 pictures loaded into memory even long after the program is done using them and properly called the destroy methods. The only time the program seems to clear the image is when it loads a large image (+10 mb)
Thursday, November 3, 2011
I have opened a thread on my forums just for comments and suggestions here http://forums.mccormickcomputers.com/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=88
Monday, October 31, 2011
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Backround Cycler version 220.127.116.110 Alpha 3 has been released and can be downloaded here http://static.allaboutwilliam.com/Downloads/BackroundCycler.v4.9.test.exe
This is a Test release for a New installer system that I am using. I have switched from NSIS to INNOsetup. The program title will read BETA but it is not ready for that yet this is still a Alpha product . I am not releasing this version on Source forage Because I am not packaging or branching the source code in any way if you would like the source code for this one version you can download it from the SVN Trunk the Revision number is 319. Do to the fact that I am not releasing the source code with the release I cannot release it on Source Forage. I plan on having a Beta Build by the first week of November.
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Short answer is, I got busy with life things. I will be releasing another version in the next few days with some changes to the way the installer works. Also I have a Road map for version 6 in the wings that will increase the speed of the program. expect a new beta release in the next month.
do to little time version 5 will not contain a web service but I still have plans to roll it in a future version.