Reflections and Projections

RC1 is GO

hi folks,

FINALLY! i have managed to get rid of the last few bugs (that i know of) in, and i'm about to release RC1 (Release Candidate 1). i'm waiting on the documentation guys to update the help file with the few changes that there are, and then i'll release the install file.

i'm looking for someone who has delphi 7.0 (not personal) and who would like to write an importer application to import songs from one database to another. it shouldn't be too much work (probably about 5 hours max), but i don't have the time at the moment to work on it. if you'd like to help, pop me an e-mail and let me know.

well, that's all for now, thanks for your patience.


yay! finally getting somewhere...

howdy folks,

apologies to all for the silence, things have been rather hectic here in cape town, we've been having trouble with electricty, meaning that i'm 2 weeks behind at work, never mind with stuff at home. anyways, i've started grabbing an hour here and there to work on 1.0, and i'm pleased to say that it looks like i've nearly got the CCLI Song Select licked.

so once that's done, and if there aren't any other bugs that we know of, then i'm going to release RC1. unfortunately i can't give a decent estimate of when i'm going to release it, but i'll keep you updated via my blog.


let's try again...

haven't managed to get to working on this week yet... this saturday looks fairly free, so if i'm not sleeping (which is why i've left this saturday free), then i'll get on to

*sigh* too much to do, too little time to do it in...

try next week...

sorry guys, i'm not going to be able to get rc1 out until next week. i still have two bugs that i know of to fix, but i'm not going to get time this weekend to look at it. the soonest i'll next get a chance to work on it is probably monday evening.

but for now i need to get to bed. i've had a hectic week, and i'm about to have a hectic weekend.

God bless! 1.0 RC1 almost there...

ladies and gents, i have all the source code for 1.0 (thanks tim!) and have started to remove the bugs that i know of. i'm going to start a topic in the forums about bugs in beta 1 and beta 2. post your bug reports there, but please make sure they're not listed already.

hopefully i should have RC1 out by the end of next week. no promises though. things are hectic at work, and i'm leaving my current job at the end of this month (feb) to start a new one in march.

keep your eyes peeled! 1.0 beta2: an explanation

ok, some people are probably wondering a bit about this latest "release" of

i have released a prelimiary binary that i have which gets rid of that annoying powerpoint error, as well as a few other bugs. unfortunately it doesn't get rid of the big one where you can't get songs from your order of service live (though if you double-click on a song in the song list on the right, it will go live).

i'm waiting for the last few components from tim, and then i'll be working to get rid of those last few bugs. then i'll release RC1, and we can all have a good go a bashing it until it breaks.

once again, i'll take your bug reports (only, this is a release candidate, not a new version) and fix up again, and then release it again. and so on and so forth until i'm happy with it, and then we'll release the final version.

on the 2.0 side of things, i've received one or two offers of help, but i'm looking for a team of about 6 people to work on it. unfortunately i myself don't have time to do much development (with 2 courses and all my involvement at church it doesn't leave much time for other things), but i will be managing the project actively. we're using delphi 7.

please contact me at raoul[at] if you're interested in helping out.

counting eggs...

i seem to have counted my chickens before they hatched... i don't have the source for 1.0, i'm still waiting to get it from tim. as soon as i have the source code, i'll get right on to working out the last few bugs, and then i'll release RC1. 1.0 RC1

hi guys and gals,

i've taken over development of 1.0 from tim, since he's too busy to do it at the moment. i'm looking at it right now, and as soon as i get one or two issues sorted out, i'm gonna release it.

that's all for now, hope everyone had a blessed Christmas, and a good new year!

about to start development on version 2.0

hi all,

with 1.0 nearly out, i want to start assembling a team for development on version 2.0.

version 2.0 is going to have a lot of features, hopefully most, if not all, of the requested features. it's gonna require a lot of work, and i need a team of dedicated people who would like to help out.

we need people good in the following areas:

  • user interface design
  • database programming
  • graphics programming
  • powerpoint and integration
  • plugin design and development
  • web development in php
  • the ever popular documentation

if you have any skills you'd like to offer, please don't hesitate to contact me at raoul[at]

first blog entry

well, this is the first blog entry on our new web site. i'm still busy getting all the old content across from the old site to the new one. and then i still need to co-ordinate the efforts to translate the site into other languages. we're getting there slowly but surely.

we need people to work on the online documentation, and then of course translaters for the other versions of the site.

that's all i have to say for now. more later...