ASP announced recently that a new version of PADGen ( 188.8.131.52) is available – utility that helps software developers create portable application description (PAD) files. This is the first major update to the PADGen™ PAD™ generation tool in over a year.
Does your software support Windows 7? If so, you need to update to the new PADGen. In addition to Windows 7, the new PADGen supports a streamlined and standardized list of Windows operating systems.
Are you switching to Mac? The new PADGen supports a standard OSX type rather than specific version numbers. This future-proofs your submissions. iPhone is new as well.
This support is based on the PAD 3.10, available to download sites for a few months. While there will be some inevitable transitioning between old and new specs, the future appears to belong to Windows 7 and iPhones so we urge all authors to convert to the platform which supports them: download PADGen 184.108.40.206.
Special thanks to Oliver Grahl for the development of this update.
Dennis Reinhardt is Vice President of the ASP and chair of the PAD Specification Committee.