As you know, it has been ages since I last updated otak. There are many reasons of this, but the chief is the fact that I’m no longer an active coder in my day job, and the reasons for installing and running VB6 became much more difficult to justify. There are many things that I want to do with otak still (one user memorably asked if the ‘PIM’ in otak PIM stood for ‘Printing Is Missing’), but realistically I can’t see myself pumping in anymore time into this project.
I’m thinking of open sourcing this project, but unsure if it would make a difference. Would it be hubris to expect people would even be interested?
But there are many reasons to do so – someone with the interest could upgrade the code to .NET (sorely needed, now that I get questions on Win7, and there’s no guarantee that Win8 would even run VB6. Although I need to recheck that, since there’s no reason VB proggies wouldn’t run provided the VB runtimes are installed).
Or I could hit a lottery and I finally get some time off to do it myself, without working about my day job.
Well, I’m still pondering this.