20 July 2014

New Major Release of CompFileDate (File Date Comparison Utility)

Pulling together the loose ends to release the BDiff / BPatch Utilities yesterday must have triggered a tidying loose ends gene. Because now I've been motivated to put the finishing touches to some code I wrote a few months ago that significantly extends the capabilities of my CompFileDate File Date Comparison Utility. As a result CompFileDate v2.0.0 was released today.

This Windows command line app now lets you specify what operation is used in the comparison of file dates: ">" (i.e. file 1 is later than file 2), "<" (i.e. file 1 is earlier than file 2), "<=", ">=", "=" or "<>". You can also compare files' last modification dates or creation dates. Finally, when comparing the dates of shortcuts there is the option to compare the dates of the shortcuts or the dates of the shortcuts' target files.

Download the executable code from either SourceForge or GitHub.

The source is maintained in the delphidabbler/compfiledate Git repo on GitHub. Contributions welcome.

19 July 2014

New release of the BDiff / BPatch utilities

After a mere five year wait I've finally pulled together the hacking that's been going on sporadically over the intervening period and released an update to the BDiff / BPatch utilities.

It's only a minor update that fixes a couple of minor bugs, but underneath there's been a major refactoring from largely procedural to mainly OOP code: it's all been modernised and Pascal-ified, making it harder to see the code's C origins.

What's more the project has been moved from Subversion to Git, hosted on GitHub as delphidabbler/bdiff, making it easier for anyone who may want to fork it or contribute. Pull requests are welcome.

For me it represents a return to coding after about 3 months lay off. I just got bored and disillusioned with it all! Possibly more on this later.