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May 10, 2008 - Workspace Whiz 4.1 Beta 1 Build 1200 for Visual Studio 2002/2003/2005/2008 and Visual C++ 6

Workspace Whiz 4.1 includes Visual Studio 2008 support.

November 5, 2007 - Workspace Whiz 4.0 RC4 Build 1115 for Visual Studio 2002/2003/2005 and Visual C++ 6

This Release Candidate for Workspace Whiz 4.0 has the following changes:

  • Fixed the partial match selection issue in the Find File dialog.
  • Fixed opening of files without extensions.
  • Fixed Header Flip key binding.
  • Multiple wildcards in the file title of the Find File dialog was broken.  It is fixed now.
  • In the Find File dialog, specifying filename;path searches for *\path*\filename.
  • In the Find Tag dialog, specifying tag;parent;path does an additional path search for *\path* and the tag;parent.
  • Fixed a tag searching bug where ;/f found empty parents, too.
  • Fixed a tag searching bug where ;\ or ;file\ (for an exact match).
  • Updated Ctags to get around a Lua parsing bug with lines like:

    local function ref(t) t.ref_counter = t.ref_counter + 1 end

June 16, 2007 - Workspace Whiz 4.0 RC4 Build 1114 for Visual Studio 2002/2003/2005 and Visual C++ 6

This Release Candidate for Workspace Whiz 4.0 has the following changes:

  • Multiple wildcards in the file title of the Find File dialog was broken.  It is fixed now.
  • In the Find File dialog, specifying filename;path searches for *\path*\filename.
  • In the Find Tag dialog, specifying tag;parent;path does an additional path search for *\path* and the tag;parent.
  • Fixed a tag searching bug where ;/f found empty parents, too.
  • Fixed a tag searching bug where ;\ or ;file\ (for an exact match).
  • Updated Ctags to get around a Lua parsing bug with lines like:

    local function ref(t) t.ref_counter = t.ref_counter + 1 end

May 21, 2007 - Workspace Whiz 4.0 RC3 Build 1113 for Visual Studio 2002/2003/2005 and Visual C++ 6

This Release Candidate for Workspace Whiz 4.0 has the following changes:

  • Visual Studio 2002/2003 icon support should work, but I would like confirmation from others. It may involve running devenv /setup from the command-line after install.
  • Visual C++ 6 dialogs match Visual Studio 200x's.
  • Visual Studio 2005 .csproj files and .vbproj files are recognized.
  • Visual Studio 2003 .vbproj files are recognized.
  • The debugging log file c:\wwhizerr.log has been turned off.
  • The Ctags Lua parser is flawed in that tabs after an identifier are kept as part of the identifier. Other Ctags parsers may be affected, too. This caused Workspace Whiz to crash, but now it is gracefully avoided.
  • The Find Tag dialog now displays the file name and line text in the list control. Expand your window horizontally to see them.
  • The actual case of the file name is shown in the Find Tag dialog instead of lowercase.
  • In the Find File dialog, support for multiple '.' extensions per line has been fixed. .d matches .designer.cs and .dat. .d.c matches .designer.cs but not .dat. Wildcards may be added in the extension search via '/' or '*'.
May 14, 2007 - Workspace Whiz 4.0 RC2 Build 1112 for Visual Studio 2002/2003/2005 and Visual C++ 6

This Release Candidate for Workspace Whiz 4.0 has the following changes:

  • Visual Studio 2002/2003 icon support should work, but I would like confirmation from others. It may involve running devenv /setup from the command-line after install.
  • Visual C++ 6 support has been restored.
April 16, 2007 - Workspace Whiz 4.0 RC1 Build 1111 for Visual Studio 2005 and 2003

This Release Candidate for Workspace Whiz 4.0 has the following changes:

  • A temporary fix is in for the bug where you could close the tag dialog before the build was finished and you could type in the tag field during the tag build.
  • Fixed the bug where you couldn't pop up the registration dialog before 14 days had passed.
  • Added the Parent field back to the tag dialog at the request of some users.
  • Support for a ctags.conf file which can set additional ctags flags.
  • Put the tag field support back in for tagName;parent.
  • Added the Refresh button back to the Find Tag dialog.
Mar 19, 2007 - Workspace Whiz 4.0 Beta 1110 for Visual Studio 2005 and 2003

This build of Workspace Whiz includes the following:

  • The evaluation dialog pops up for an unregistered version.  If you are a user fitting the description of using Workspace Whiz for non-commercial uses (according to the Workspace Whiz license), you may enter the following code to remove the evaluation dialog:
    • Registration Name: (Non-commercial usage license)
    • Registration Code: K9MYC-KRF4K-6RDCV-T1T49-1EJPC
  • A crash bug when auto-completing tags has been fixed.
  • Visual Studio 2003 support for the toolbar icons has been fixed.
  • Miscellaneous other small bugs have been fixed also.
Feb 14, 2007 - Workspace Whiz 4.0 Beta 1109 for Visual Studio 2005 (and 2003)

Among other things, a terrible hang bug with tags has been fixed.  That is the primary reason for this release.  I'm still working toward fixing the few remaining bugs to release 4.0 for real.

Feb 1, 2007 - Workspace Whiz 4.0 Beta 1108 for Visual Studio 2005 (and 2003)

Download Workspace Whiz 4.0 for Visual Studio 2002, 2003, and 2005 - Beta Build 1108.

Another day, another build.  I've temporarily pulled the new tag database backend and restored the Workspace Whiz 3.0 equivalent.  There are a few performance issues to be solved with it.  Most functionality is working now.  VS2003 icons are not.

Jan 31, 2007 - Workspace Whiz 4.0 Beta 1107 for Visual Studio 2005 (and 2003)

This build mostly includes major tag speed-ups, at the expense of slowing some of the less common tag searches. Creation of tags is dramatically faster, and the incremental searching of tags is far faster also.

Jan 30, 2007 - Workspace Whiz 4.0 Beta 1106 for Visual Studio 2005 (and 2003)

Build 1105 got off to a rough start due to Microsoft's nasty C runtime DLL facility in Visual C++ 8.  Worse, I left town the day I posted it (although it did work for multiple VS2005 installs).  In any case, Build 1106 has that all fixed, and it has a number of other bug fixes, too.  There are a few other reported issues, and I'll get those knocked out soon.

Jan 19, 2007 - Workspace Whiz 4.0 Beta 1105 for Visual Studio 2005 (and 2003)

After over a year of behind the scenes builds, I'm finally going public with Workspace Whiz 4.0. There are still a few features from Workspace Whiz 3.0 that don't work yet, but Workspace Whiz 4.0 comes with a powerful new tag database backend that, among other things, cuts back on RAM usage considerably.  Many operations are faster, too.  A few, due to bugs, are slower and will be fixed in an upcoming beta.  Another obvious bug is the lack of icons in Visual Studio 2003.

If you're wondering where I've been, between killing myself putting out Amped 3 for 2K Games and quitting my job last April and forming Cavebug Games (which just opened its doors at http://cavebug.com/), my time has been well absorbed.  LuaPlus (http://luaplus.org/) even got some updates, although they've only been published in the LuaPlus Subversion database.

For the first time in 10 years, I'm doing two things I have avoided like the plague.  First, I'm charging for the Workspace Whiz 4.0 upgrade.  This primarily affects users moving to Visual Studio 2005, although there are a number of new features already in Workspace Whiz 4.0 and also slated to go in.  Workspace Whiz 3.0 users are welcome to continue using that version, although there will be no further updates to it.

Second, I'm raising the price of Workspace Whiz to $25.  I can't really live without Workspace Whiz as I do development, and I'd drop $25 on it in a heartbeat.  Even at the increased price, it is still a great deal.  Because the price is still so low, there are not volume discounts.

I have switched all ordering through Plimus (https://www.plimus.com/jsp/buynow.jsp?contractId=1685607).  In the near future, they will send you your registration keys immediately.  I haven't set that part up yet.

Workspace Whiz continues to remain free to use for non-commercial purposes (as described below).

Source code will be made available for Workspace Whiz soon.

May 4, 2006 - Solution Build Environment for Visual Studio 2005

Despite a lack of updates on this website, a lot has happened over the past couple of years, although most updates have been in the Subversion database at svn://svn.luaplus.org/.

In any case, Solution Build Environment is available for Visual Studio 2002/2003/2005 out of one install.  It can be found on the Other Addins page.

March 4, 2004 - LuaPlus 5.0 Build 1081 uploaded

This was a quick turnaround.  There were a couple bugs and some ManagedLuaPlus features I wanted out, so here you go.  Build 1081 is available on the LuaPlus page.  (It has the same filename as before.)

March 1, 2004 - LuaPlus 5.0 Build 1080a uploaded

Due to a bug and some missing files, build 1080a is now available on the LuaPlus page.  (It has the same filename as before.)

February 28, 2004 - LuaPlus 5.0 Build 1080 uploaded

Now available on the LuaPlus page...

February 5, 2004 - Solution Build Environment 1.10 Re-released

An installer bug prevented Solution Build Environment from uninstalling the Auto Build Environment add-in.  This is now fixed.  Even if you downloaded and installed Solution Build Environment before, please do so again, so old remnants can be cleaned up.  Download from the Other Add-ins page.

January 30, 2004 - Auto Build Environment renamed to Solution Build Environment

The Solution Build Environment add-in has received an upgrade to version 1.10.  New to the add-in is support for comments and absolute path expansion of relative paths.

The add-in is available on the Other Add-ins page.

January 21, 2004 - A standalone version of the LuaPlus Call Dispatcher is available

It works with a standard version of Lua 5.0.  It is now available on the LuaPlus page.

November 7, 2003 - LuaPlus 5.0 Build 1078 uploaded

I'm finally getting around to updating the public build of LuaPlus.  I have added a great deal and had to make some changes, too.  One of the cool new features includes great .NET support, even for callbacks.  It is now available on the LuaPlus page.

October 7, 2003 - Workspace Whiz 3.0 Build 1026 source code uploaded

The Workspace Whiz source code did not get uploaded.  It is now available on the Downloads page.

September 30, 2003 - Workspace Whiz 3.0 Build 1026 released

This is the last "beta" of the 3.0 Workspace Whiz series.  You can download it here.  It has been a long time coming due to time constraints at work.  There will be no upgrade fee for existing Workspace Whiz users.  My thanks goes out to those people who have been following the 3.0 beta series and offered their suggestions.

As stated above, Workspace Whiz is now free for non-commercial uses.  I am still supporting Workspace Whiz, both for commercial and non-commercial users.  I just felt it was time to give something back to the community.  However, I will still happily accept donations from any non-commercial users who feel so inclined to make a donation.  Your registrations thus far have gone a long way toward making Workspace Whiz a better product.

I hate to bore you with legalities, but please be advised of the new Workspace Whiz license:

Workspace Whiz - A Visual Studio Add-in is Copyright © 1997-2003 by Joshua C. Jensen.

The following license applies to Workspace Whiz 3.0 versions and above.

Workspace Whiz may be freely used for any non-profit use.  Individuals or companies using Workspace Whiz during the development of for-profit software (this includes shareware and commercial developers) are required to purchase Workspace Whiz licenses as described below after a suitable evaluation period.

Workspace Whiz may be freely distributed provided it isn't charged for and is not modified in any form.

The license fee for Workspace Whiz provides a license to use Workspace Whiz on only one workstation at any given time. More than one workstation can have a registered version of Workspace Whiz installed, from the same license, so long as only one workstation is in use at any given time for a given license.

Workspace Whiz and its accompanying files are provided "as is." The author can not be held liable for any damages caused through the use of this software, except for refund of the purchase price.

September 30, 2003 - Fast Solution Build 2.20 released

After finally receiving my Visual Studio.NET 2003 upgrade discs and finding some time, I have fully upgraded Fast Solution Build to be VS.NET 2002 and 2003 compliant, all from one DLL add-in.  I am not pleased with the VCProjectEngine breakage between VS.NET 2002 and 2003, as it caused a lot of add-ins to unnecessarily break (including this one).

The following bugs have been fixed:

  • Issues with incorrect .obj names in the .rsp file have been corrected.
  • When an EXE project depends on a DLL project, the generated code from the Fast Solution Build incremental link was wrong.  This has now been corrected.
  • If the solution has more than one project in the dependency chain that requires a link, the build would fail.  This has also been corrected.

You can download Fast Solution Build on the Other Addins page.

November 30, 2002: New Beta Build available

Workspace Whiz 3.0 Beta Build 1020 is available on the Beta page.

November 18, 2002: New Beta Build available

Workspace Whiz 3.0 Beta Build 1020 is available on the Beta page.

September 18, 2002: New Beta Build available

Workspace Whiz 3.0 Beta Build 1018 is available on the Beta page.

September 14, 2002: New Beta Build available

Workspace Whiz 3.0 Beta Build 1017 is available on the Beta page.

August 19 , 2002: New Beta Build available

Workspace Whiz 3.0 Beta Build 1016 is available on the Beta page.

June 21 , 2002: New Beta Build available

Workspace Whiz 3.0 Beta Build 1015 is available on the Beta page.

May 27, 2002: New Beta Build available

Workspace Whiz 3.0 Beta Build 1014 is available on the Beta page.

May 6, 2002: New Beta Build available

Workspace Whiz 3.0 Beta Build 1013 is available on the Beta page. It includes a lot of VS .NET fixes and a keyboard binding fix for Visual C++ 6.

April 27 , 2002: I'm Back!

After a long absence (most of which was putting out the Xbox title, Amped: Freestyle Snowboarding), I'm back!

The initial build of version 3.0 of Workspace Whiz has been released for Visual Studio .NET and Visual C++ 6. A lot of new features are planned, so stay tuned!

Feb 19, 2002: Version 2.15 Beta 3

Version 2.15 Beta 3 is available on the Development page.

April 12, 2001: Version 2.15 Beta 2

Version 2.15 Beta 2is available on the Development page.

March 29, 2001: Version 2.15 Beta 1

Version 2.15 Beta 1 is available on the Development page.

January 8, 2001: WWhizInterface Information Added

A whole bunch of information about WWhizInterface has been added as part of an article being posted to the Code Project.

January 5, 2001: Version 2.12 Released!

What better way to ring in the New Year than with a new version of Workspace Whiz? (Okay, maybe it's not that exciting.) This was supposed to be a January 1st release, but a Norton Antivirus virus definition update thought that Workspace Whiz! had a virus! The 1/4/01 virus definition update fixed this.

Version 2.12 was just released. It contains a few new useful features and some bug fixes. Go to the Downloads page to retrieve it.

December 8, 2000: Version 2.11 Released!

Workspace Whiz! 2.11 was just released. It is mostly a small set of bug fixes, but those bug fixes are worth the download nonetheless. Go to the Downloads page to retrieve it.

December 6, 2000: Opera 5 Released.

The renegade browser Opera 5 was released today for free! I consider this release of Opera direct competition to Internet Explorer and Netscape. It sports a clean interface, and I'm recommending it to everyone I know. Go to the Links page to get to the Opera Software site.

October 17, 2000: 2.10 Beta 2 Posted

Workspace Whiz! 2.10 Beta 2 was posted.

September 29, 2000: 2.10 Beta 1 Posted

Workspace Whiz! 2.10 Beta 1 was posted.

August 14, 2000: Development Build 081400 Released

A new development build of Workspace Whiz! was been released.

July 25, 2000: Debug Binaries Available

Debug binaries have been created for those developers who can't install the Platform SDK, but want to use the WWhizInterface or the WWhizTemplateManager.

The binaries are found on the Downloads page.

July 14, 2000: Development Build 071400 Released

A development build of Workspace Whiz! has been released. It contains a number of enhancements, but it is for testing purposes. If you don't want to test, you should get Workspace Whiz! 2.00 instead.

The development build is found on the Downloads page.

June 13, 2000

Added even more detail to features pages..

June 10, 2000

Workspace Whiz! 2.00 Final has been released.


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