Far too long, in my opinion, and there are quite a few things that could be blamed for my lack of progress here. I won’t bore anyone with the details but let’s just say it can be boiled down to two things: time and/or motivation.
But hopefully that will soon change as I am planning a few things in the coming months:
- Finally releasing the update to BitMaker I have been working on for the last few years
- Migrating all of my source code from zip files posted here to a collaborative hosting platform
- Releasing something new
- Finally upgrading dotNETInspector and dniLite to support detection of newer .NET Framework versions
Where am I up to with each of these things currently?
Migrating the source is basically just a matter of choosing which platform I am going with, then doing it. I have active accounts on both GitHub and GitLab, and while GitHub is currently the more active open source development platform, I have used GitLab more extensively, love that it allows private projects on the free plan, and prefer some of its features over GitHub. Decisions, decisions…
The new project I am working on is actually a Chrome extension. It is practically finished but I am still deciding on the name and the license – I may leave it as-is and release it open source, or I may change it to a freeware release with a paid upgrade. In some ways I dislike the idea of charging money for a product, but I also have to look at the fact that the ad revenue and donations I have received here have still not even covered a single year of hosting fees – and the site has been running for almost 5 years.
So those are my current plans, and I have written them here for everyone to see in the hopes it helps motivate me to stay on track. I have no particular order in which I plan to tackle these projects, but I will post something here as progress is made on any of them.