Well that was quite a day.
To all those who came and tried things out — whether you found out about us via the Download of the Day link on Lifehacker, on CyberNet, or any of the countless other bloggers who mentioned our little “how-do-you-do” (as of a few minutes ago, Technorati listed 34 blog references) — a big THANK YOU. To all those who commented on these aforementioned blogs, commented on our blogs, or sent us e-mail, believe me, we read every one of them — or at least we tried to (at times it was kind of hard to concentrate in between the shrill cries of our developers yelling, “Calgoo is NOT a virus!” and the whimpering of our sys admin as he started to see us spike up on Digg, fully aware of the chaos of the Digg Effect). In case you didn’t hear me, Calgoo is NOT a virus…
“Just to let everyone know, we did verify that NOD triggers on our install kit, MacAffee sometimes does as well but no others that we have used. We found the content that tripped the switch and happily discovered that the 3rd party that provided the offending library had already cleaned that content out (a little quietly for our liking). The content does not trigger NOD or MacAffee at runtime, so running Calgoo does not put you at risk. We appreciate the feedback and have updated our download so that we don’t worry any more users.”
Dear Mac users, we owe you a big apology. Actually, make that a HUGE apology. We had hoped to have the Mac version available at the time of the First Draft launch, but we didn’t do it. And we didn’t append our download copy to say “Windows only”. Bad Calgoo. If there is any consolation, we are testing Mac and Linux environments right now and hope to have these ready for you ASAP. We’ve also put the comment front and center that, for now, it is to be used on one of Billy’s boxes only.
As for the download size, the requirement for Java 1.5, the need for mirror download sites, and a plethora of other issues (some of which we were aware of some and some were new). Rest assured, we are working quickly at addressing your concerns/issues/fears/suggestions.
In the end, it was a good day for a First Draft release (see next posting).