13 Jan 2003 TheCorruptor   » (Master)

Fluffy Cubes

I thought I'd try out Version Tracker Friday night, and announce my little screensaver on there. I'm almost wishing I hadn't; within two hours I'd had 600 downloads, a couple of bug reports and a few feature requests. Cue the release of FluffyCubes 1.1 an hour later, 1.2 Saturday morning and 1.3 late last night.

I've not exactly spent long on this, about 8 hours of coding in all, but I'm amazed at the amount of people that have had a play with such a simple little screensaver. Seems that's one popular branch of the software tree on OS X.

Anyway, I think 1.3 has most of the features people have asked for, and I'm certainly not inclined to spend much more time on it considering I only did it out of curiosity. It's not some code-opus I planned to dedicate my compiler to...

On the upside I can definitely recommend Version Tracker. It's fast, generates a lot of hits, and ignoring some of the more ignorant reviewers, generates some interesting feedback. When Civil 0.82 is released and the Mac installer is finished I'll definitely be inclined to announce it there. Should generate some more hits for our little project...

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