I'm using Toucan for quite a while and as for many of you it was sad for me to see the announcement about the development hiatus.
But real life has its rights and definite precedence over such non-profit OSS projects, so I absolutely understand that and... in an OSS spirit I want to pick it up and continue developing Toucan!
I'm currently working on finalizing the dev environment setup and I think I'm mostly done. Here's where I'd need your help with testing.
I've recompiled Toucan with the latest libraries and created a Development Test PortableApps installation package - see this Beta Testing forum thread. Generally, it's the same Toucan as the last released version, just compiled anew. It works fine for me, but I need an additional confirmation to make sure my dev environment is setup ok and I didn't introduce any bugs during compilation and can move forward with development.
So if you could give it a try and report in the thread if it works the same for you or if you see any additional glitches compared to the current release - that'd be really nice.
Please note that the package is a test one and therefore may not work properly and cause undesired effects, so make sure you feel yourself okay doing the testing and don't run it on the live data without backing it up first or taking other precautionary measures