While we were originally planning on a 08.02 (February) release, we’d like to have Open Disc running the new backend flawlessly (Kiwix, the same software powering the offline Wikipedia DVD), than release 08.02 in the interim with limited functionality. With all things going well the next version will be 08.03.
The rescheduling also allows us to expand the selection of programs on Open Disc, primarily from user suggestions on the forums – thanks due to everybody who has taken the time to submit and discuss new programs. A full list will be published closer to the time of release.
Throughout late 2007 contributors were taking updated screenshots which will appear on the next version, and as always the dedicated people providing translations have been collaborating to bring together what will soon be a multi-lingual Open Disc. This was originally slated for the next version, though the implementation of Kiwix has pushed that date into the very near future.
Some of the ideas suggested on the forums were to open the Open Disc wiki (currently for our translation project) for all purposes, and we’re pleased to announce that the new wiki will soon go live, with more information available for those interested.