Startup Manager News

New website

May 24th, 2008

Anyone who hit the “project web site” button on the sourceforge page or tried to access http://st-m.sourceforge.net/ will have noticed that he came on a different web page. I suggest you get used to it since that’s the new Startup Manager website. It is accessible through http://startupmanager.org/ and is hosted by 1 & 1 Internet inc.

Our goal with this new website was to provide a fresh and modern looking design to anyone who is interested. The website uses WordPress as backend and is designed by George French (aka Deimnos).
As of today the new website replaces the old one, but it is not yet completely finished. The download page still needs some final touches and the wiki section isn’t implemented yet.

Enjoy the new website and the 2.4.1 Startup Manager release. And as always; all comments are appreciated.

Startup Manager 2.4.1 released!

May 24th, 2008

It’s been a while that we released a new version of Startup Manager, therefore we now release version 2.4.1.

The new version 2.4.1 of Startup Manager – a program to manage the programs that start automatically – has some bug fixes and some settings that will improve the user experience. We also have four new translations available: Indonesian, Korean, Serbian and Vietnamese.

For a complete list of changes, you might want to check our history file . Or just check the release notes.

Startup Manager 2.4.1 can be downloaded right here .
There also is an ANSI version available and source code available over here .
And finally there is a list with installers for the translations (all translations are also included in the Startup Manager setup file).

Also check the project sourceforge.net page .

Win32++ 6.0 released

March 4th, 2008

Win32++ is the framework Startup Manager uses for its GUI. It is an opensource project, hosted on sourceforge and licensed under the MIT license.

The following major changes were announced:

  • Added Networking support. Win32++ now includes a CSocket class which encapsulates much of the Winsock API.
  • Added a CDC class. This class simplifies the drawing to device contexts. This class can be used anywhere we would normally use a HDC.

You might be interested in doing one of the following actions:

New website: The progress

March 1st, 2008

As announced, we are currently working at a new website for the Startup Manager project. I’d like to thank Deimnos, he’s the guy working at the website. And as if that was not enough, he also donated webspace and the domain name http://startupmanager.org/ . Thank you very much!

So far we already have done quite a bit of work and we are at a point we can already show you the website (however it’s not yet at a point where we can release it and replace the old website). If you want to, you can already visit it on the new domain name http://startupmanager.org/ .
Just like the old website, we’ll also be using the WordPress CMS as backend now. With the difference that now the WordPress CMS is integrated into the website instead of the website into WordPress, which is the case with the old website.
If you visit the new website, you’ll note that the wiki page is still under development and that the news page’s css isn’t fully written yet (WordPress has way too many css classes :P ). And if you happen to visit the website using M$ Internet Explorer, you’ll notice the layout is messed up (the content boxes are not displayed correctly). We’ll fix this later, first we’ll implement the entire css, then we’ll make it IE compatible.

That’s it for now, I or Deimnos will write another news post when the website reaches the point where we’ll be able to throw it online. And again; all comments are appreciated!

New website: the design

January 12th, 2008

As Startup Manager is becoming more and more grown up, I wanted to see that reflected in the project website. Currently the website is a custom theme used with the WordPress content management system and it looks a lot like a blog instead of a project website. Therefore I posted a “help wanted” message asking for someone who wanted to update the website.

Well, I recieved some reactions on this post and discussed a bit about the website design I’d like. Right now deimnos is a member of the project and is working at the website. And we hope to have it online soon.

There’s a preview of the new website available here.

I hope you like it, any comments are appreciated.

Over 50.000 downloads so far!

December 31st, 2007

First of all: A happy new year to everyone! And then the news…

Startup Manager has been downloaded over 50000 times!

St-m is a startup manager for windows. Its main functionality consists of adding, removing and renaming items to the windows startup sections. It also supports enabling/disabling items and the disabled items are msconfig compatible. Startup Manager supports the following start sections: the two start folders, win.ini, the main registry start sections for current and all users (run, run once, run services, …) and also the winlogon sections (userinit and shell) and it can also handle browser helper objects. There also is a tool to create a *.bat file that starts programs in a certain order.

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Anyone wants to update this website?

December 20th, 2007

The project is becoming more and more grown up and I would like to see this reflected in the project’s website.
Currently the website is nothing more then a homebrewn design used as a theme for the wordpress content management system. I would like the website to have its own system and a design that fits for a software project rather than a weblog like it is now.

If you are interested in spending your precious time on our project, feel free to contact me.

Startup Manager 2.4 released!

November 18th, 2007

After a long delay (almost a month late) I finally released Startup Manager 2.4. It took so long because I had some problems finding volunteers to update some of the translations.

The new version 2.4 of Startup Manager – a program to manage the programs that start automatically – now adds support for Browser Helper Objects. Another major change you’ll notice are the new menus, they look a bit like the ms office 2003 menus now and there is a nice title bar in the left view.

With this release there are also four new languages available: Brazilian Portuguese, Czech, Norwegian and Swedish.

For a complete list of changes, you might want to check our history file. Or just check the release notes.

Startup Manager 2.4 can be downloaded at here.
There also is an ANSI version available and source code available at the following location.
And finally there is a list with installers for the translations (all translations are also included in the Startup Manager setup file).

You might also want to check the st-m sourceforge page.

Win32++ Version 5.6 Released

November 11th, 2007

Win32++ is the framework Startup Manager uses for its GUI. It is a simple MFC alternative for C++ developers, ideal for beginners and intermediate programmers. It’s a framework for developing frame and dialog based applications. It supports most compilers including Dev-C++ and Visual 2005 Express. And most important: it is opensource (MIT license).

Changes include support for property sheets (modal, modeless and wizard) and an improvement of the theming support. For more information check the Win32++ news item or refer to the release notes.

Help! Urgent: Catalan translator…

November 7th, 2007

We seem to have a rather annoying problem…

So far we’ve been unable to find someone who wants to update our Catalan translation. And before I can release Startup Manager 2.4, this translation needs to be updated too (the others already are). It’s not a lot of work, only 12 sentences.

Interested? Leave a reply on this post or contact me at cnx_glenn [at] users [dot] sourceforge [dot] net.

Thanks in advance for helping us out!

[Update 11/13/07 17:42 - ferranb helped us out, thank you!]

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