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Maximus 1.1.0 released

Maximus has just reached milestone 1.1.0. Maximus is a module manager for BlitzMax. Its purpose is to ease management and installation of BlitzMax modules, giving the developer more time to spend on developing, and not manually installing and downloading modules and their dependencies.

The most notable new addition to this release is a full fledged graphical user interface in the form of Maximus GUI. This makes Maximus a lot more user friendly for those who aren’t too keen on a command line interface (CLI). Maximus still comes as a CLI application, but for those who prefer a GUI there’s maximus-gui to use.

Users who want to upgrade to 1.1.0 and make use of the GUI version (as well as some other minor changes) should download the Maximus client.

Also, for this release I would like to thank Jens for providing me with version 5.4 of Logic GUI. Maximus GUI has been build with it and couldn’t have been developed this quickly without it. If you’re a BlitzMax programmer that uses MaxGUI you should, without question, buy Logic GUI.

Maximus GUI

I’m currently working on a Graphical User Interface for Maximus after receiving several requests for it. I’m building it with Logic GUI 5.1 and the basic functionality is already in place. The whole GUI is based on MaxGUI.

Here’s a picture of it running under Windows 7:

Here’s a picture of it running under Xubuntu 11.04:

Rackspace Cloud Files Sync v1.04 released

Shortly after the 1.03 release Rackspace Cloud Files Sync has been updated to version 1.04 and was just released minutes ago.

Rackspace Cloud Files Sync is a small application one can use to create a online backup of any directory on your Windows PC. It’s also possible to restore a backup back to your hard disk. Its main purpose is to keep a online backup of your most important files, like documents, photo’s and video’s.

This release comes with a few nice features. For starters you can now select which location you want to login to: USA or UK. Now people with a UK account can start using Rackspace Cloud Files Sync as well.

Further more restoration of a backup has been fixed. Due to a path mismatch it would delete all files in the local directory regardless if they would be in the online archive. This has now been fixed, making it a true sync operation again.

The most exciting feature though is the ability to turn off the Checksum Check. When this feature is enabled the application will make sure that the contents of the local file and remote file are equal. If not, it’ll overwrite the file. This greatly speeds up syncing a directory to a Cloud Files container and is especially helpful for directories of which the contents don’t change and only new files are added to it, such as photo archives.

Both changing the login location/server and Checksum Check can be done at the setup screen.

 

Rackspace Cloud Files Sync v1.03 released

Rackspace Cloud Files Sync has been updated to version 1.03 and was just released minutes ago. This release fixes a critical bug that made the application freeze when syncing with an existing directory. The source code has also been licensed under the Modified BSD License.

Rackspace Cloud Files Sync is a small application one can use to create a online backup of any directory on your Windows PC. It’s also possible to restore a backup back to your hard disk. Its main purpose is to keep a online backup of your most important files, like documents, photo’s and video’s.