The Costa GUI
The Costa GUI

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At this blog you will be able to follow the development of Costa. Every now and then I will post about the current status of the project, tell news about Costa, and talk a little about future goals. Atom feed is available, for those who want to keep posted.

Costa on the Web

Posted on the 9th of May, 2024

Some people have picked up on Costa and have spread to various parts of the internet, and I figured I’d write a post linking to some of the places I’ve found mentions of Costa online - both to showcase them, and to link back to those sites as a “thank you” for mentioning my hobby project.

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Costa 1.7.5 released

Posted on the 23rd of March, 2024
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Today marks the release of a minor update to Costa, version 1.7.5. No major features are included, but there’s one new feature that I’m sure will be appreciated.

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Testing on different operating systems

Posted on the 3rd of March, 2024
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I’ve spent a good part of today testing Costa on a whole slew of operating systems - everything from MS-DOS 3.31 up to PC-DOS 2000. Costa worked perfectly on most of them, but I did have to update the system requirements.

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Celebrating 20 years of Costa

Posted on the 1st of February, 2024
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Today marks a special occasion. On the 1st of February 2004, I released the first BETA version of Costa to the public. Its version was numbered 0.0.1, and it came as a successor to another DOS shell project of mine - JEM Systems. Over the years much has changed, both with Costa and the world of IT, but I still find time occasionally to work on Costa. In this post, I’ll take a brisk walk down memory lane and talk about the roots and evolution of Costa.

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Get a move on!

Posted on the 27th of January, 2024
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Recently, a Github user named Axle sent me a feature request for the next version of Costa: The ability to move icons between desktops.

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