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G'Day all :)

Yes, I am still around :)

Because Jesse was so polite in the email, I've come back. It would be unfair not to recognize this community as a top community and the contribution it has made.

I've been mostly developing with Qt lately but I still have my C++ Builder 2010 installed along with some MS tools. That thing (C++ Builder) is never going away from my PC and it is good to have skills across multiple platforms.

My latest product is Advanced Network Configurator (developed with Qt) - Offficial Website + Description and can also be downloaded from here and here.

P.S. I can certainly appreciate some user reviews.

Hello everyone,

Apologies for taking the link down and for the delayed response. Link is back up again.

I made an executive decision 30 minutes after I uploaded the file. Reason: I didn't like the interface (sorry Conquer).

Well, I have been extremely busy for the last month. I have given the interface a complete overhaul and the code has been revised to accommodate the new interface. It took me longer than what I expected.

I tried my best to make sure the code is flexible, organized and functional. The software has been tested privately (at work) and I fixed every error reported.

I have tried to make sure the software behaves as a stable release rather than Alpha. Your feedback (positive or negative) is extremely important to me. No feedback discourages me from doing any further work on the project.

Concur: The interface was built with the TMS Component Pack.


Thx Jesse, sorry guys, I have taken the link down, I have discovered something that needs fixing. I will put it back online shortly.

DC Member Programs and Projects / Advanced Network Configurator
« on: May 22, 2011, 08:59 AM »
G'day all, how are you? It's been a long time :) Hmmm 2 years? Anyway....

Advanced Network Configurator is my latest project.

Advanced Network Configurator is an IP address changer and network tool allowing you to quickly and easily change the IP addresses of your network cards without going through multiple dialog boxes. This is done via separate network profiles for each network interface found on your computer. A network profile consists of an IP Address, Subnet Mask, Gateway Address and DNS records. Different network profiles can be applied by double clicking on the profile icon or via the system tray icon. The configuration for each profile is located on the right sidebar so you can easily view and change details without going through special dialog boxes. Advanced Network Configurator is aimed at computer professionals and onsite field engineers whose daily job is troubleshooting, fault finding and monitoring various IP equipment. Advanced Network Configurator is donationware.

**** UPDATE ****

Link is back up, GUI and code have been completely redesigned / rewritten and new features have been added

NEW SCREENSHOTS of the new release (still Alpha 1):

Screenshot 1
Screenshot 2
Screenshot 3

You can download Advanced Network Configurator from

Please provide feedback, suggestions and report bugs.

N.A.N.Y. 2010 / Re: NANY 2009 Release: Multiboot ISO Maker Alpha 1
« on: October 31, 2009, 04:12 PM »
Hi mouser,

Hmm I've already made the announcement on a major boot cd forum, it would be quite bad taking it down but I can release a new version for NANY 2010. Sorry I didn't realize where the topic was, it's early morning here :)

N.A.N.Y. 2010 / NANY 2010 Pre-Release: Multiboot ISO Maker Alpha 7
« on: October 31, 2009, 03:39 PM »
NANY 2010 Entry Information

Application NameMultiboot ISO Maker
Version 1.0 Alpha 7
Short DescriptionMultiboot ISO Maker (freeware) is an unrestrained graphical front end for mkisofs for Windows and a multiboot ISO creator. It supports all mkisofs options and it is aimed at people who know what mkisofs is and what is not. It is unrestrained because it supports all mkisofs options without any limits and you are not restrained to the bundled version of mkisofs. Multiboot ISO Maker works by placing all mkisofs options in a check list. You can activate and deactivate any mkisofs option by clicking on the item in the list.
Supported OSes Windows
Web Page A link to the Application Web Page
Download Link
System Requirements
  • A list of
  • System Requirments
Version History
  • None Yet
Author SkyIDE

  • Activate/Deactivate MKISOFS options via an easy to use grid table with check boxes
  • Shows/Hides activated options by highlighting them
  • On the fly filter/search for options (search as you type)
  • Shows/hides activates options in a check-list box
  • Easy change project settings after creation
  • Run Macros/Scripts (a sample script included)


MultiBoot ISO alpha7-01.png

Using the Application
Always, always back up your boot loader config file before using this alpha release. A few days back, I lost (blanked it out) my main GRUb4DOS configuration file (menu.lst) due to a bug. The error is now fixed but still, just make a back up copy.

Please do not replace the bundled mkisofs.exe yet. Although it is possible, there are a few gothchas and should there be an error, it would be hard to track down if you replace the bundeled version. For now, for testing purposes please use the one included and then I will give clear instructions how to replace mkisofs.exe with you rown version and what you need to do.

Known Issues
Please understand that this is an alpha release and although while testing this latest version, I did not find any errors, no software is error free. If you find something wrong, chances are it was not done intentionally.

Developer's Corner / Re: SkyIDE - Latest Release Information
« on: November 24, 2008, 04:12 AM »
I have released Alpha 4:

Added support for Haskell files and the GHC compiler (Experimental);
Redesigned the File Properties Dialog;
Redesigned the Compiler Profiles Dialog;
Added quick access popup menus for SkyIDE variables when building command strings;
Many bug fixes, project icons, variables, compiling etc.

Here is how the new File Properties dialog looks like along with the quick access popup menu to the SkyIDE variables: http://www.techopini.../images/FileProp.png

Download: http://www.techopini...nloads/

Next I want to support Qt and MinGW and possibly integrate Qt designer but first I will have to learn how to use it :D
It's been a long time since my Qt days...(KDE 1.3), back then I built the entrie GUI from code only.

Developer's Corner / Re: SkyIDE - Latest Release Information
« on: November 17, 2008, 01:03 AM »
I just released Alpha 3b. I had a silly error in the Project Options dialog associated with the Compilation Type combo box. It was always being set to “Separate” regardless what you did.

Developer's Corner / Re: SkyIDE - Latest Release Information
« on: November 17, 2008, 12:47 AM »

One of my friends requested Python too. I can do that but I will only support the interpreter itself. You will still need to set the spacing/tabs in the file yourself as there won't be auto-python-indentation at this time.

Developer's Corner / Re: SkyIDE - Latest Release Information
« on: November 16, 2008, 04:56 AM »
Hi Everyone,

First I want to apologize for stopped keeping you up to date. There is only one reason for that. I felt bad; it started looking more like a spam or running a blog. So I decided to stop bumping up the thread to the top until I have something descent to show you and eliminate major bugs. Well, I think I *do* have something descent to show now.

SkyIDE 2.0 Alpha 3 has been released

Key features and official GUI can be seen here:
Download from: http://www.techopini...nloads/

P.S. SkyIDE supports variables and it is the only way to compile your projects and files. In Alpha 4, instead of remembering the variables, I will add a popup menu that will let you insert them. You can also use environment variables.

** If anyone has any questions or gets lost, please let me know!! I will explain. It can get a bit tricky. Now that I support variables, I can implement a SkyIDE command shell too. I have so many plans.... *** Things may seem complicated but really they are not once you realise how it all works. It's very flexible.

P.S. My next compiler on the list of supported compilers is a Haskell compiler.

Developer's Corner / Re: SkyIDE - Latest Release Information
« on: July 01, 2008, 07:47 AM »
Hi everyone,

A lot of things have changed. First I got rid of the ribbon bar and I am now using Office2003 UI...anyway...check out the new functionalities I have been implemented so far. Everything in these screenshots is new + I will also completely re-write the file structure pane, the one that detects functions and variables and I will remove the one that detects "for" loops as I believe it is useless. Objections? Anyway:


I hope you like what you see. Everything you see has been re-written and it just works.

P.S. I need help with naming some of these menu items...and side bar sections.....if you have ideas please speak up otherwise the current names will go. I want to make this consistent and professional. Also, it is still fast :) :)

Other features I want to add are: FTP support and macros...but we'll see what happens.

Developer's Corner / Re: SkyIDE - Latest Release Information
« on: June 20, 2008, 06:01 AM »
Some new and more exciting features demonstrated here:


I hope you like the new GUI. Overall process is good and I am quite excited about the new improvements. So far, the speed is still very fast. The only part that will slow things down a little bit is when I add the file structure, autocompletes etc. This is very complicated and terrifying and I've never gotten it right so far. I will try doing different things with it remove the bits that detect "for" loops, "while" loops, I believe it is unnecessary and it just slows things down. I will also revise the entire code/process....

P.S. Also, right clicking on the editor will now move the caret to that position. I should have done this ages ago....

Developer's Corner / Re: SkyIDE - Latest Release Information
« on: June 15, 2008, 01:52 AM »
Update: The new code editor is out of the question. It does not support C++ unfortunately. Looks like I will either be staying with Scintilla which is an awesome editor or spend 120e for a commercial one but this one is way too expensive so I asked for a discount :D :D

Anyway I think you will be pleasantly surprised with this screenshot:

Yup, now you also have an Outlook-like calendar which in my opinion is very handy. Different events are stored on different dates and each time you click on a date, it shows you all the tasks for that day :)

Also, I have done some thinking, although I will keep C++ support, the new SkyIDE will focus on supporting languages not currently supported by the more popular IDEs. This will involve a lot of scripting languages. I need to support something which isn't present however, first I have to finish re-implementing the same features as the original version. I know it sounds like a lot of work and it is but things will go much quicker as it will be based on same code with great improvements in manageability but it also depends on my free time.

The "To Do" list replaces the "Collector" which I originally copied/got the idea from Maxthon :D mine was not as good.

Developer's Corner / Re: SkyIDE - Latest Release Information
« on: June 08, 2008, 06:10 AM »
Some very good news!

The most critical bits have been successfully re-written and I have no doubt, this version of the code is highly efficient and well organized (so far). The speed is simply amazing and I am actually very happy with it. The document management including drag/drop of tabs is working well. Although this bit of code is based on the original (because the original was good), there is no MDI. Everything you see is MDI free.

Check out the latest update and look:

All of the sick/shakey sections will be re-written.

I hope, I really do hope, this code editor gives me all of the options of the original TScintilla, but we'll see. Either way, the new SkyIDE version will basically be a new program.

Developer's Corner / Re: SkyIDE - Latest Release Information
« on: June 06, 2008, 08:53 AM »
The current code base has become very hard to manage unfortunately so I had enough today and I've started a complete re-write. I am getting rid of the MDI and this time I am using BCB 2006 as well as a different code editor. There are advantages + disadvantages with this.

I don't know how long this will take. The good news is, the sections that compile the code are actually pretty good (I think).

The good source sections will be cut and paste but the core will be completely re-written and this includes the MDI and the tabbed interface along with the project management etc. This should make the IDE very fast. In other words, the entire design will change so you can see it as a new program.

Here is an idea of what I've started:

Again, this is not final. A lot of things will change. At the moment, I am trying to convert the code for the tabs from the original to the new one. Instead of dealing with forms, I am now dealing with a stack of "edits" on the same page and showing/hiding them based on the tab index....


Developer's Corner / Re: SkyIDE - Latest Release Information
« on: June 04, 2008, 02:54 PM »
Thanks for that guys!

So, jumping on the Ribbon bandwagon?

hehehe, I was sort of puzzled whether I should go with the Office 2003 look or the ribbon 2007 interface but I simply can't get over the look of office 2007 on Vista. It think it looks really nice so I decided to go with the ribbon UI.

Developer's Corner / Re: SkyIDE - Latest Release Information
« on: June 04, 2008, 08:13 AM »
Hi there,

Let the screenshot talk for itself:


I will not say much as I don't know if I can achieve what I want to achieve.

- I might replace TScintilla with another syntax highlighting that came with the tools I bought. I am not sure how powerful it is but it looks *very* promising. I hope it has the features I hope it does. If this is the case....there will be a lot of work.

- I am pretty confident I can dramatically improve the speed when launching many documents. I have some plans, I haven't tried them but they should work. Theoretically and logically it should work :)

The GUI you are seeing in that screenshot is halfly baked.

P.S. Does anyone know where I can get some royalty free high quality good looking icons? I am not very good with using paint tools.

Ok I got an answer from UBCD!

UBCD will be included! All I have to do now is answer's questions and we'll see what happens. If does not authorise my project, I will have to seek a different server to host my ISO or upgrade my hosting package.

Unfortunately the developers of Ultimate Boot CD have not responded thus far to my request to include their ISO. I would take this as a no and I will respect it despite the GPL. This means, UBCD will have to be excluded if they don't respond by the time I get a green light from however I will post extremely easy instructions of how to include UBCD yourself. It will be extremely easy. I will leave the menu entry, I will just comment it out. All the user will have to do is uncomment the entry and copy the required files into the root dir of MRD's file system:


All the user will have to do is extract the UBCD ISO, copy these folders to the root of MultiDistro Rescue Disk's file system and uncomment the commented entry for UBCD and simply run the BuildISO.bat. A new ISO will be generated and that's it.

For now, I am still waiting for to authorise the project as I have to use their servers to upload the ISO.

Hmm I will have to research on that one as it is up to the included distro. I will have to see what I can do.

Talking about UBCD, the only thing different between the original and my version is the look of the menu. I simply modified its template to make it look consistant with the rest of the CD + I added a "Level Up" command so users can go back to the root of the CD in case they select UBCD by accident. demonstrates this.

Hey trhanks for that! I already notified asked the developers of Parted Magic and System Rescue CD and they are fine with it. I notfied Trinity's author and he didn't raise a concern. I don't think Clonzilla or GParted will be a problem but I think I will have to notify them too. UBCD, yes, I will have to let them know.

Beermatt, you are right. The reason I included them on the root menu of the CD is so you can have a more direct access to these great utilities *and* it makes my menu bigger :D Once I find replacements for them in the upcoming betas, I might remove them as you already mentioned they are included with UBCD.

Tekzel :) I am well aware I have been mentioning this for quite some time now. I had to wait for Trinity author's to release a new version of TRK. There was a problem with the boot volume with the older release of TRK and it was unable to boot when you do a multiboot CD. He kindly fixed the problem so a big thanks goes to him.

I don't know why I even asked this when it's all open source....I am waiting for an approval from

Hi there,

Well, as you may already know I recently announced a multi-boot multi rescue CD: https://www.donation...ex.php?topic=12756.0

I'd like to let you know that the CD has been completed and Beta 1 is ready to be released. These are the distros I have included:


System Rescue CD
Trinity Rescue Kit
Parted Magic
Ultimate Boot CD for DOS
NT Offline Password Recovery
GAG boot Manager
Darik's Boot & Nuke

You are presented with a multiboot menu that lets you launch these operating systems (one per session of course). My question/fear is this. As far as I am aware all of these are all 100% open source GPLed distros especially the Linux ones. Is there anything that I should be aware off before releasing this to the wild? Any copyright trademarks that belong to companies? There is no source code to include, it's all in configuration files. The closest thing to a source code I can include is the batch file which consists of the following command:

mkisofs -o livecd.iso -r -J -l -b isolinux/isolinux.bin -c isolinux/ -V TechCD -no-emul-boot -boot-load-size 4 -boot-info-table .

mkisofs.exe will also be included in the ISO. So this means, if you extract the ISO and you run the BuildISO.bat batch file, the ISO will be recreated because the "source" is that as well as the config files inside the dir's file structure in iso_root/gui and iso_root/isolinux.

Newest and best screenshot here:

P.S. mouser, this has already been announced, I wasn't sure where to post my topic so I apologize if I ended up in the wrong forum.

Developer's Corner / Re: SkyIDE - Latest Release Information
« on: May 09, 2008, 05:44 AM »
myarmor, I just saw your reply. Thank you for taking your time to register and post this knowledgeable and very appreciative reply!

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