The man behind Goldenhawk (no, I wonīt post his name) made a bunch of cash with his good old burning tool CDRWin. It was claimed that he uses some stolen code from a freeware CDR program, but that isnīt imoportant anymore ...
As youīve seen for yourself, the only thing changed in CDRWin the past months, was the support for new
burners, and nothing else ... He has lost the intersstes for his program, and so he stoped pushing the developemnet forward.
CDRWin is dead. There wonīt come new features. But here we come back to Disc4You:
They already distributed the program on the german market, and so they are a close partner of Goldenhawk.
Since Goldenhawk doesnīt have interests in CDRWin anymore, Disc4You bought the name and started to develope CDRWin5.
Since Goldenhawk didnīt sold the source code, and CDRWin is outdated, Disc4You asked the team from Padus (Disc4You distributes
the Padus products in germany) for their burning engine. That is why CDRWin5 (the first version) is using the pfc.dll
from the Padus DiscJuggler. Mr. Engelmann told me about Disc4You started to build up their own writing engine and so soon CDRWin5 will get the new engine from Disc4You.
CDRwin v.3.8 and v.4.0 had features that are missing in v.5 of this program. Cue Sheets and some other neat features.
Mr. Engelmann promised, that this features will be implemented soon again, so CDRWin5 can replace the old versions totally.
Since the developement of CDRWin5 is one of the top prioritys of Disc4You there will come out new version frequently.
Because of this CDRWin5 will get an auto update function soon. Till that you can check the Disc4You ftp (ftp.disc4you.de
see on which date the file was uploaded. Yeah, so the story about CDRWin5 being developed from Goldenhawk is a fake. Goldenhawk sold the name to Disc4You and they will push the developement forward. Since they cannot use the source of CDRWin4, it will take some time till the product is back to the quality of the version from GoldenHawk, but I am pretty sure that they will gain this level pretty soon .. More to come soon