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My Baby Hits The Road Tomorrow

Just wanted to brag a little -

Tommorow I'm releasing an alpha version of our companie's latest tracing software.I built this thing entrely myself. It's mostly built using VB6, with the the remoting extentions built using C# and interop. Right now the execs won't commit to a full .Net implementation of it. It's just too costly. Since it started out as a VB6 project, it will also finish this way.

Among its features:

  • Tracing plugins for VB,C++ and .Net
  • Full docking,floating and auto-hide windows
  • Views of the trace data, each view uses a custom filter of what to show.
  • Views are grouped by Layouts which can be saved and restored
  • Layouts can be categorized and sorted(also saved)
  • customizable colors (and icons in later versions)
  • Remoting extentions to allow recieving traces from remote machines(via HTTP/TCP)

Next versions will have

  • Custom actions on specific filter hits (example: If you encounter error level 3 - play *this* wav file)
  • Pluggable views to allow custom handling of recived traces
  • Reusable filters and views, shared between multiple layouts


I'll be releasing it for small amounts of production use tommorow. Hopefully, everything will go well...

Oy Vey

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