ROView source code FAQ
What are those ".iit" files?
Those are the definition package for building the installation executables using the Clickteam Install Creator - see http://www.clickteam.com/.
The 'free' version of the installer is reasonably functional and only includes that little advert at the end of the installation process. There are more powerful 'free' installer creators, but I happen to like the way the Clickteam one works, and I don't mind them inserting an advert. It's a fair enough trade-off; and price pending I may look to registering my use of the installer if the full version offers lots of nice new features.
Will it work on VB# or VB.net?
No idea. Try it. It ought to work with VB6 as that is seemingly quite similar to VB5 (in the same sort of way that W98 is similar to W95...), however I will have to rely upon you to tell me what else it works with.
Please note: ALL releases will be VB5 projects - it's what I have!
If you wrote it in C you could probably port it to Linux!
Sorry, I have psychological 'issues' with a system that considers "Amy" and "AMY" and "amy" to be three different files. And on the point of Unixen, I happen to think far more interesting things are happening with Minix3!
For Linux, try WINE. I can't help you there, sorry, as I am using VB because I wanted the fun bit (writing code) without taking forever figuring out how the system actually works. Okay, the ~3+Mb of DLL "baggage" sucks, but this seems all too common in Windows programs nowadays - and I recall times when people screamed blue murder at the 'baggage' of the Toolbox modules, and how we would all not use them - myself included :-) - though I suspect this was less to do with the actual Toolbox and more to do with the familiarity of our own custom-hacked WIMP libraries that already did for us much of the stuff that the Toolbox was trying to do.