Chat software development II

It took about a month longer than planned, but I finally purchased the most recent copy of Delphi.

The reasons for the delay were multiple.  The average development/release cycle for Delphi is about 13 months.  Since it was coming up on that time anways, I decided to sit and wait.  Though I could have purchased the current version, upgrading would have cost another $500 so it was just worth waiting for.  Early on I was talking to a company insider about possibly even getting the software donated entirely (which I could then purchase even more devlopment tools or even this years hosting expenses) but that person simply stopped responding to my emails.  I have no idea why.

So, the Delphi XE3 software will be delivered tomorrow and I can get back to working on the chat software update.

If you have ideas for features, now would be the time to offer suggestions.

Chat software development.

A week ago we finally raised the funds needed to begin working on the update to our new chat software for Windows.  For the computer I purchased an eMachines EL1358G Desktop PC with a two year service warranty.   I decided not to wait until all the funds came in to purchase it so I've had it for just over 2 weeks now.

For the software development end, I will be getting Delphi XE3.  Since it has not yet been released, I am using a 30 day free trial edition to get a good head start.  I've been programming pretty much 12 hours a day every day for the two weeks Ive had it.  I'm hoping everyone will be pleased with the results when it's completed.

New Site Design

Yay, the new site design is up.

I thought this would take a few more months to get around to but since I found a neat software package called GetSimple CMS, I was able to put it all together in a couple days.  Since they, like us, rely on donations to keep their stuff free, we made a $20.00 donation to their site.

As of this writing, we have raised $640 in donations toward our goal of $750 for a new development system for re-writing our chat software.  Thank you everyone for your generosity.

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