Switchex 7.0.0 Released

Hello, everyone! It’s been about half a year since I last released an update to Switchex. Well, it’s that time again! A kind user requested that I add a new feature: profiles.

With the new Profiles feature, you’ll finally be able to manage all your World of Warcraft installations. So say you have one version of WoW for Burning Crusade servers and another for WotLK servers and yet another for Cataclysm servers. You don’t have to worry about it anymore! Switchex will manage all of them for you. Access the Profiles window by going to File > Manage Profiles…

Please note that this means Switchex will no longer work with your old server list database. You will have to re-add all of your servers when you upgrade Switchex. I hope that the benefits of this new version outweigh the inconvenience.

With the new feature, I had to overhaul how Switchex worked, so I decided to go the extra mile and change a lot of things, as well as fixing a problem that has plagued Switchex since the first version: accessing protected folders. If your WoW installation was in a protected folder, such as Program Files, you were stuck running Switchex as admin (which actually didn’t work, as far as I know). But now Switchex doesn’t need to be run as an administrator AND it will only prompt you when you have WoW installed in a protected directory.

So without further ado, you can download this new version of Switchex at the GitHub project. I hope you like it!

If you run into any bugs, please send them to me. I’m only one person, and while I did extensive bug testing, I can’t find everything. Thanks!

Recipe Manager

I’ve been working on this project for a while now, but I’ve finally released a beta! It’s a Recipe Manager. Not everything works yet, but it’s not too shabby (if I do say so myself).

The interface isn’t exactly a work of art, but I hope that it’s easy enough to use.

It features a rating system, comments, country of origin, servings, categories, and the obvious ingredients and directions. You can search by name, category, ingredients, country, or all of those. There’s also an option to automatically number the directions, if you don’t want to number them yourself.

You can check out the source code on the GitHub project. At this point, I haven’t officially released it, so there are no downloads. You may have to compile it yourself. I will see about releasing a beta download soon!