Early feedback has been full of small feature requests. Some of these seem odd, like requests to make MMM into a general purpose resource editor or some sort of 24-bit color icon embedder. Others are just off the wall, like asking that MMM support non-VB development tools (huh?). Still others make a bit more sense, like requesting that MMM fully install as a development topol and add a "Package with MMM" shell verb for .VBP files.
Other programming tools already offer their own ways to generate isolated applications. MMM is targeted at VB6 to help make up for Microsoft's failure to support the community.
Version 0.6.8 will probably be an even more minor update than 0.6.7 was. The main difference will probably be delivering it as an MSI package for full installation, instead of as a self-extracting archive. This should calm the noise about not knowing "where to put MMM" and "why doesn't MMM show in my Start Menu" and so on.
What I could really use is some feedback about the changes that went into 0.6.7 though. In particular I'd like to know if the XML encoding changes have solved problems with components having Unicode characters in Descriptions and so on, and whether the new handling of interface versioning is helping those who don't manage component Binary Compatibility closely.
- Posted at Saturday, June 27, 2009 03:23 PM