ZProject.NET

zprojectclientfullA full featured instant messaging system with groups, message history, alerts, multi-recipient message, and a complete multichannel IRC-like chat system: a masterpiece, IMHO, if you think that I wrote it when ICQ did not exists and even netmeeting was just a concept)

The name Zproject2004 has a troubled story: it was originally “Project1” (You got it! It was the default project name in Visual Basic :-) )

But years ago, in the Windows 3.1 (and Visual Basic 4.0) age, there were issues with DLL loading order. In short, this application should be the LAST application loaded by the system. And the only way to do this automatically was to name it with a name starting with Z, so i called it Zproject1.

In 1999 I completely rewrote the application, so I changed that “1” in “2000” because the new version hit the production stage the 1st January 2000.

Another major release and the software name changed in “ZProject 2004” (Talking about Microsoft and its Windows numbering schemes… :) )

The last major release was a porting in .NET, and hence the final name: ZProject.NET.

(This is to say that if you ask me to write you something, YOU have to find a name for it… ;) )

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