Project Anolis is up in CodePlex. Check it out at http://www.codeplex.com/anolis .
W3bbo is busy working on things now, but I'm sure that he will be able to work out the code more in the coming weeks.
EDIT- XPero has stickied this discussion, so I guess I should make some major edits ...
So, XPero has given us (as in those interested from MSFN and elsewhere) permission to continue his XPize and Vize works. As far as I know, I don't think people have actually begun edits and stuff, but there is interest in it, and I guess that's all we need (and a little organization).
http://www.xpize.net/?page=source --> XPize 4.6 code and the installer system (for those who wish to make their own customized packs)
http://cid-a4b0f9235271a2fa.skydrive.live....wse.aspx/Source --> XPize and Vize .NET source codes (which I believe is still in alpha/beta/pre-release stages; i.e.- XPero does not believe these packs are ready or stable enough to be released for mainstream usage)
http://cid-a4b0f9235271a2fa.skydrive.live....wse.aspx/Public --> Vize 1.1 code and others
There are many people who are showing interest in helping this project come to light. Some, like me, W3bbo, doomangel, ricktendo64, Innocent Devil, and others wish to contribute.
Now we need an organized structure (how will this work: nominations? voting? requests?):
Host: XPero (though he has resigned from the main project, he is willing to host our continuation on his sites)
Project Heads: It's more like coordinators now: Happy-Dude // W3bbo // XPero
Developers/ Coders/ Programmers: W3bbo (more XPize based) // doomangel (I believe, more Vize based)
Designers/ Artists/ Contributors to make new high quality icons and resources: ?? We are now trying to get designers that make third party XPize packs to help out with our new **EXTENSIBLE** architecture; note: subject to change
Contributors that will help find "old icons" (low quality icons and icons that don't fit with the main OS themes) that Microsoft forgot about: ?? (Yeah, you get the drift.)
I'm guessing this project is transparent, so for those who want to help, but don't want to have a lot of responsibility, can just help find old icons from time to time. But I must ask those people to have installed XPize/ Vize in order to not report visuals that are already changed.
Any other positions that should be made? What do you guys think? Does anyone wish to be the serious organizer (I can do it if people don't mind, but things might change as school comes near; junior year is going to be hard ...)
THINGS THAT NEED TO BE ATTENDED TO: ellipses mean that there was more to the post
Now, for the other stuff, which I don't believe we've planned out just yet (also, should we have a separate section for Vize?):
All are subject to change
-- New extensible architecture
-- XPize with SP3 support and x64
-- Combining of contents from previous installers, not the redundancies, but subject to change since we need the old source
-Some eratic problems with SP3 compatibility (W3bbo is even considering to add XPx64 compatibility smile.gif )
-Shell32.dll Reloader bug (dunno if we can fix)
-Compatibility with PowerDVD
-Visual Studio 2003 .NET compatibility
-compatibility with some explorer.exe resources
-compatibility with Asian languages pack and memory allocation
-supporting the older code branch (4.7b and before) and .NET (.1a) or manipulating them together
-uninstall fails to completely restore original visual settings (like icon sizes)
-compatibility issue with Stardock ---> DO NOT install XPize if stardock is installed
**Plenty of problems reported by Long Zheng's UI Taskforce (http://www.istarteds....com/taskforce/), many of which Vize attends to. However, they are definitely more that needs to get by. Anyone know which ones? (I don't run Vista, so I don't know a lot here sleep.gif ).
-%ProgramFiles% or spaces in path bug (this is fixed in doomangel's KDE patcher, which is a project based on the Vize code)
THINGS BEING WORKED ON/ IMPROVED SINCE FIRST REPORTs:
Below is my original post about the project continuation:
I'm just curious if anyone is interested in continuing XPero's XPize and Vize projects, perhaps under the same name (so the MSFN admins don't have to create different boards for each individually inspired projects).
His source codes have been released for both projects here: http://cid-a4b0f9235271a2fa.skydrive.live....wse.aspx/Source
I am definitely going to look at the source codes out of curiousity. Unfortunately, I know very little about programming, let alone software programming ... But I am willing to learn the trade !!( I'm currently reading up on C and will be taking Java classes after the summer. I am also reading up on some hacking techniques [wishing to learn what makes programs tick and how to make 'em better]. Will that help in any way?)
So, how about it? Anyone interested? Pleasee ? To me, a team is better than having everything put onto the shoulders of one developer, and perhaps can push the potential of the project even further. So, what 'cha guys thinking ?
This post has been edited by Happy-Dude: 20 August 2008 - 08:29 AM