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Developmental Hell (A rant of sorts) + Beta 8 Checkpoint ZIP Release

The current status of the project is… incomplete. There’s a handful of features I wanted in v6 that I won’t be able to offer until a later release. This includes a set of malware removal guides and screencasts to teach users how to use each application in BootZilla correctly. Most techs know enough about the tools in the kit to distinguish how to use them, but there’s the few that are just entering the business that need a bit of hand-holding - and that’s where I come in.

Going forward, I make no promises of a release date for the final v6. I do, however, want to get off this current release and move on to the next development cycle. I’d like to move the entirety of BootZilla’s framework to a single set of Powershell-powered scripts, to make it easier to update and manage errors during the build process. Windows command scripts can only go so far, and it’s becoming quite obvious that targeting newer platforms is the only way this toolkit can last another 9 years.

What’s left?
-Get the current development tree to stable -fix the broken links in the BZDB, and keep an eye on those links going forward.
-Finish the well-needed pstart xml files, and basic help files.
-Add the boot CD builder (or, which I much prefer, USB boot functionality), and SFX App maker (previously known as “SFXPatch”).

A whole lot of little tidbits that need a bit of time, love & care.

Here’s a picture of my cat, Boo:



Edit: And here’s the current state of the project, all zipped up from a clean build: BootZilla Beta Checkpoint (45)