The project has been in extended hiatus due to various reasons.
The intention of the project was to provide an easy to use script to pull useful tools into a directory – there’s plenty of those in existence – how do I make this one stand out?
In previous releases, everything was batch-scripted, which is still used to this day in many useful tools. PowerShell is gaining traction, especially since it’s gone multi-platform. Pulling useful tools into a directory structure that makes sense, and keeping them up-to-date was the main goal of the project — and still is.
Where to go from here? There’s proof of concept code I wrote nearly a year ago. PowerShell is ideal, since it now runs on practically anything with an oscillator – Linux, Windows, X86, AMD64, ARM64. Making it possible for all techs to get their tools synced to a USB stick with a single script, without having to modify configuration options is key.
Going forward, BootZilla will exist as a multi-platform-compatible script, relying on native technology (no external libraries, aside from p7zip or 7zip), deployable on a server for maximum functionality.
13 years have transpired since the creation of BootZilla as a public release. In that time, I’ve worked 14 years in the tech industry, and a handful of months as a podcaster. I always wanted to make money off this project, but never did. If I can implement the script the way I wanted to many years ago, I may implement a WindowsPE variant with some of the unique tools that require a clean environment – and market it.
But that’s all in the future. As for the present, BootZilla exists only in name. All code is to be re-written, all tools, re-selected, and ultimately, a new, fresh start for the toolkit!