Friday, May 25, 2007

Update - Design Month

Some months have more code written, some have more design done. This was a design month... I dont want to bother you all with the technical details but Screens is still very active. As you can see Screens does not realy 'exist' yet but I do plan to support SD Cards by making them objects that you can manipulate like any other bit of information. There will still be some time before I can finish the PalmOS version which should happen after I finalize the UI platform dependent code. Untill then, Screens is officialy vaporware.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Update - Practice makes perfect

Screens has been a bit on the low in the last few weeks because my sister got married this week on Monday. I have since done some work on improving the object storage implementation to make it do less read/write operations to disk by using a spanned memory block cache which should improve speed when I finish it. The hierarchy memory model will also allow to manage memory blocks more easily since they are interconnected, so if I delete a memory block, it destroys all the children memory blocks. It also makes it easier to resize blocks without having to change the handle. Its like the object model but much simpler. I hope I can finish it by the end of next week so I can show you all a new demo which is faster. Once I can get to a stage where object operations are cheap, it makes it much easier to make everything method based.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Running the demo

I have recieved a few posts that users cannot run the demos... Please use the following Visual Studio 2005 Redistribution file if it fails to run the demo: Enjoy!