HISTORY OF THE PREVIOUS VERSIONS
v. 5 (what's new since the last "DOS shell" version)
Read-on to learn about the two "missing" versions: the never-released WinSieve 3 and 4.
And, man, it DID work! A benchmark comparison with WinSieve 2.9 on a cache of 15302 files indicated that v4.0 lite was 18% faster when keeping the same restrains of v2.9 ("sieve all") and an amazing over 4 times faster when using the new sieving algorythm!
After 25 days of hard work, I was about to release it as WinSieve 4.1 on the 5th anniversary of v2.9 - when suddenly the recurrence of number 5 struck my attention: 5*5 days of work, version 4.1 that is 4+1=5, 5th anniversary on the 5th day of the 5th month (May).. I had already skipped one version, after all, so why not make it two? And besides the gone-multibrowsing option alone called for that, so here's how we jumped from v2.9 to v5!
In a few words, its ambition to be the perfect computer's Swiss-army knife.. had turned into gigantism. While adding more and more extra-features (including an extractor of email-addresses / telephone-numbers!), I was somewhat losing sight of the core.
Then I had to focus on my novel for many months, and by the time I got back to WinSieve I could hardly see my way through all the code I had written before. Which is why I finally decided to make a bonsai out of the sequoia, and WinSieve 4 lite was born.
PS: the old subfolder "Text" has been renamed into "Documents", and "JAVA" into "Script"
v. 1 (what's new since the last DOS version)
v. 2.1c (aka SIEVE98)