Finally, it's done, the core system itself is completed and we are very happy about that. But sadly, that doesn't mean, that the system is operational yet, still, there is a lot of work to be done. At least, we're having a proof of concept now, which needs to be extended into the direction of a market ready product.
With this milestone reached, the system now is able to deliver archives to the customer client, which now is able to handle these changes and to keep several revisions in one cache, which is an important core feature for us. With this, an update can be delivered to the customer without the need of blocking the customers product on his computer. Another nice feature now is, that the extension of an archive with a new revision can be populated to all connected customer clients immediately. With these features, the prototype client for linux, which is purely command line orientated, is finished.
So what is next? A lot, as we're getting visual now. We need a GUI based archive tool, which will be most likely based upon wxWindows
. Work on the windows client will start this weekend. Several extionsions concerning the management of archives and revisions will be added to the web interface, work on this has already started. So, due to the huge amount of work, I resist to give a real time estimation about the next steps, but I hope to get some rough working results in late February.