Well I thought it might be about time to make a little update here. I've been busy… really busy! A little tired/demotivated at times, but on the whole busy!
SimpleJoy is generally finished now. It's perfectly usable. I spent a lot of time getting most of the common input types1) and the respective methods they supply inputs2) supported and mappable in the configuration scripts. That's a lot that's been done, but there's still a lot intended that can be done.
Things are coming a long nicely and there is many thanks to the Pandora release is having problems and being delays. Of course I want my Pandora NOW! but on the positive side of things, we are catching more bugs, adding more features and more mini-games. Some of the recent developments are:
Recently the new test builds were uploaded and you can grab them here.
I recently updated to the 9.04 release of Ubuntu and in turn the new release of VirtualBox. I must say, I'm really loving it. I am trying to get ReactOS working satisfactory, but it's still early days. I would just like a windows compatible OS to run in VirtualBox that I can test Windows builds of my projects in. In anycase I've gone for “a compact as possible” XP install. I installed the Guest Addition and the 3D Acceleration drivers and managed to compile an OpenGL test project, excellent. Very soon I'll be able to lessen the grip that Windows has over me, which is a great feeling. I just hope that the ReactOS team can bring their project to a more mature state, so that I can completely remove XP and just use WINE/ReactOS for anything Windowsy.