Russ was so to kind to suggest that the program be offered for download from this site. The source code will not be published --contrary to what you may believe, the world outside Microsoft isn't all open source (yet...
). Russ and I are busy this week, but will resume working on the project this weekend.
I have a copy of VS.NET Enterprise Architect (don't worry, I use it for evaluation purposes only
) and I agree, the IDE is a delight to work with. However, I don't think the ROI is very good: it's bleedin' expensive, and as long as I can't count on .NET being installed on the computers of pretty much all my customers, I'm not developing under .NET. Well, not professionally anyway.
I don't doubt that the Enterprise Architect license allows me to redistribute the .NET framework along with the software that I develop, but since I've been unsuccessful in upgrading from .NET 1.0 to 1.1 (the installation process hangs somewhere halfway; lazy as I am, I've not taken the time to investigate why, yet), I don't want to take the risk of spending months on the development of a .NET program, only to find out that my customers can't install it. I have a hunch they will blame me, and not Microsoft, for that. Life's just not that fair.
Taking all that into account, to me (and I admit this is a very personal opinion), VS.NET is nothing more than a very, very fancy IDE and therefore not worth the investment.