Working hard to deliver ZW 5

I admit it has been a bit quiet here, but not to worry. Behind the screens I’m working very hard, almost daily, to rebuild ZW. However, this is not an easy nor a small task.

Yet, I have worked out the main structures and a lot of forms are working. Everything related to the user interface I have had to rebuild mostly from scratch and the particular ZW details I have to convert.

Today for example I spent most of the time documenting the old program where the printing and other output is done. Because newer techniques are available I will have to rebuild this completely.

Next two months I will be finishing up a lot of loose ends, I strive to have a non beta version out before Easter, albeit it may not have all the exotic functionality of the old ZW. That may come later.

Cheers
Gerhard

Work has started again

I’m happy to say I’ve started working on ZW 5.0 again. Let’s wait and see how it goes, but I think it would be great to have a first beta test version out coming winter. After that we have to wait and see how things develop.

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Also we now have over 300 members on this site!

200 members

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Progress delayed

Due to the very nice weather and increasing outdoor activities, progress on ZW 5.0 has slowed down more than I had anticipated earlier this year.
The Datamodel and GUI flows are worked out, but a new version won’t be available this summer. Testing will probably start later this year, so please bear with us. I will keep you informed on this page.

About Linux and MacOS:

Regularly I get questions about the availability of ZW-Scoring for Web, Linux or MacOS.
Leo Eggink has built ZW with Visual Basic 6 specifically for the Windows platform. Right now I am converting it to VB.Net, still on the Windows platform, which is quite a task in itself due to the many differences between VB6 and VB.net. The latter is more or less Object Oriented, which I try to use as much as I can. I hope this will make a future move to rebuilding ZW in the Java language more easy. This is needed before thinking about releasing versions for Linux and MacOS.
ZW on the Web is also something I am thinking about, but at the moment this has no priority.
Kind regards
Gerhard Bouma