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After two years of writes and re-writes, I’m finally releasing InstantUpdate 1.0 Release Candidate. Aside from the heap of fixes, some of the notable features are:
What are the system requirements?
The requirement for the both InstantUpdate Designer and Client is the .NET Framework 2.0. This is included with Windows Vista right out of the box, and is available for download on Windows Update for Windows 98, 2000, and XP. So, the ideal user of InstantUpdate is someone who programs in one of the .NET languages (C#, VB.NET, etc.) or someone who’s programming solely for Windows Vista.
Documentation and forum
Also, some documentation is now online – the content ranging from simple instructions on how to distribute the InstantUpdate client, to more advanced topics like the version numbering system used in the client. I will expand the help topics when I get closer to releasing the final version of InstantUpdate. If you have any questions, comments, bug reports, or otherwise, take advantage of the forum.
Speaking of the forum, you no longer need to register to post a message. I know how much of a pain in the ass it is to sign up for forums, so I removed the requirement altogether. Of course, if you do register in the forum you’ll have greater control over your posts (upload files, edit posts, etc.). But, like I said, it’s no longer a necessity.
I hope you enjoy using the release candidate of InstantUpdate.