It's been a while since I blogged and I've been lax about keeping people up to date about the status of Votive, so here comes a much needed update.
Several people have recently asked me two different questions recently in relation to the future of Votive: 1) What is currently in the works and 2) What can I do to contribute. I've made up an initial list to answer these two questions.
Right now I’m finishing up a complete rewrite of Votive using the MPF (Managed Package Framework) in the Visual Studio 2005 SDK. This change will only be in the version 3 branch and will not be backported to the version 2 branch. I plan on checking in sometime in August. Here are the features that will be in that change:
One of the implications of using the MPF is that Votive v3 will no longer support Visual Studio 2003. Although unfortunate, the features that I'm gaining by moving to the MPF outweigh the downside of not supporting VS 2003.
There is still a lot to be done on Votive to get to where I wanted to be when I started about 2 1/2 years ago. I still need to come up with a comprehensive list, but here are some things that I have on my mind right now.
Hopefully this gives a somewhat better view of what I'm planning and what I am currently working on with regards to Votive.