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    Default XaReg revisited

    Administrator Note: This is the post that started this forum and the project. I've since broken this thread up into different threads in this forum for topics that arose, the name of the project, resource material, project volunteers who need to be added to the SourceForge project.

    Now that we have lost Bill there will be no update to version 9 for XaReg. I am willing to try and recreate it in C# with help. However, I am already older than Bill, so this time I think we need a plan for continuity. So, is there anyone out there who would like to help? Microsoft has an Express version of C# that is free, so that should not be a problem. Also any suggestions for a way to make it open source?
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    Hi Grace—

    I know nothing of c# or C programming in general, but a friend of mine who uses Xara does. I'll ask him to at very least chime in here.

    I volunteer whatever interface design and/or graphics skills might be needed to the project. I miss Bill, too.

    My Best,

    Gary

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    I think this is wonderful! I can't help with coding but I too would be glad to offer any graphics design services that might be needed.

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    The coding is not a problem, I can handle that. But I will take everyone up on the other help. I am already a member of SourceForge, so that seems like a good place to start.
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    I had actually thought about contacting Bill, well before I had learned he had passed, to see if he would consider making his source opensource, since he was openly discussing a total re-write.

    I've since thought about starting such a project, but, other things seem to bubble to the top of the todo list.

    I'm willing to help where necessary and as time permits. I've done a fair amount of coding, but not so much in C#. I have VS2012 and can compile and test updates as needed.

    If I can be of help, let me know.

    Regards,

    Steven...

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    Default Re: XaReg revisited

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbara B View Post
    Set up a repository at GitHub or SourceForge or the like. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compar...ing_facilities
    Codeplex is popular for Microsoft specific platforms: http://www.codeplex.com/

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    I agree with Barbara (sorry Gary ) I think the same thing with Xtender as with Xtensions it implies extending or adding to the software which is not what this will do.

    I would also like to volunteer to do a download page using Xara that could have links to the open source repository as well as download links and links to discussions here at TG

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    Hi Frances,

    I'm not sure what or where a download page is/would be, but I think that we are getting a bit ahead of ourselves here. We don't have a name yet, a licence picked, a fourm setup nor has a single line of code been written. Let's slow down and take this step by step. OK.
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    How about "Xoquili"?

    I would like to suggest that the project be open source, available for anyone to inspect and submit changes.

    If the developers need to know anything about the registry settings and what they do just ask any of us Xara guys on the forum. I think I can speak for all of us when I say we'd all be happy to help.

    Phil

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    I like XaraRegistryEditor (XRE) at the moment. I will wait a few days before doing anything. Any ideas for the form? I was quite happy with the original in XaReg. If nothing else it makes it easier for people used to the current version.
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