Was inactive for quite some time, so I don't have much to report. Deaths in the family and some other issues kept me away, so please forgive my absence.
Blackbox was lucky enough to get a new build in 2021, thanks to qwilk and his xoblite fork, and 8-color gradients, rounded corners, bitmapped menus, gradient borders and other goodies are now a reality we all waited and prayed for. Thanks, Karl!
At the time being I'm working on some BB themes based on xoblite - I only wish there were a working window skinning plugin to go with it, really hate using WindowBlinds when for almost 20 years I was relying on good BB plugins to skin my windows. But, there is hope there. I mean we may convince Karl (or some other developer) to create such a plugin for xoblite. AND, there are rumors of a new Blackbox branch that will be out early next year, the latest, and more or less be a Litestep-influenced Blackbox, but with all BB goodies we know and love, like 8- or 16-color gradients, full bitmap customization and, thankfully, a window skinning plugin that will be integrated into the main app.
However, this site is far from active. This is due to my inability to discern legit validating members from bots and other adware tricks. We get at least 20 requests for membership daily, and looks like ALL of them are bots trying to get in and spread ads, spam, viruses and who knows what else.
So, the whole process has been suspended.
To all validating human members, please, do write me a note at email@example.com requesting membership. As far as I know, there is no other way to tell humans from bots. Thank you for your faith.