Beta_7Y is here 18-December-2016.
Version 7Y is similar to previous versions with a few bugs removed.† Whatís new in release 7Y
†I have been using Vernon Buergís LIST.COM program for more than twenty years. I found it very handy to list files and directories. It was so handy, that I canít live without it. Thanks to Steve Ballmer's company, newer versions of Windows that run on 64-bit computers do not support 16-bit applications like LIST.COM. Having learned of the 2009 death of Mr. Buerg, and because I used LIST.COM more than daily, I have decided to write my own directory/file list program. I am currently writing code and have a Beta version. ZBLIST Version Beta_7U was released on 16-November-2013.
Success and features will depend on what the computing public wants. So if you happen to find this web page on the INTERNET, and you, too, are in need of a LIST.COM program, please email me. Tell me what features you just canít live without. If this venture is successful, I might work requests into the next release.
The good news is that I have been a computer programmer for forty-one years. Unfortunately, it's mostly in IBM mainframe Assembler language so ZBLIST is written in Visual Basic 6.0, a WIntel, 32-bit high-level language. Note: Vern Buerg's LIST.COM was a 16-bit application. 16-bit applications do not run on x64 computers. While many 16-bit applications do work with Windows-7 and a virtual PC running XP mode, for some reason, LIST.COM does not.
Update, December, 2016 - Version Beta_7Y has 3% more code than version 7U.
Execute ZBLIST Beta directly from my web site. We believe all necessary run-time modules are already in Windows. Note: Firefox users must download the program if you click on the entry.
While Beta versions of ZBLIST are free, we reserve the right to institute a nominal charge as Vern Buerg did for his LIST.COM.
January, 2014 - When I purchased my first 64-bit computer in the summer of 2009, I found out that 16-bit programs like LIST.COM did not work. I assumed someone would come along and write a similar program. I emailed Vern Buerg.† Vern said that it was doubtful that he was going to write a 32-bit (or 64-bit) version.† After four months, I started to write something. Five months later, I had my first version. I am hoping that people will thank me with donations. I know I will not have as many followers as Vern did, but I can hope. Anyone contributing $25 or more will get a version of ZBLIST that does not nag you for a donation after a few months. Anyone contributing $40 or more will be allowed a one-time upgrade within three years. If you have a ZBLIST feature that you would like added, a contribution would move your request towards the top of the request queue.
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