Since the Password Meter code was initially released under general public license (GPL), I have received quite a lot of feedback related to the internal algorithms used to calculate password strength. I’ve been aware for quite some time now that this portion of the code is in need of a revamp. I simply haven’t had the time or energy to deal with it. So the code has remained largely unchanged since its initial release, an issue I hope to remedy in the near future.
In terms of project scope, the Password Meter script itself is not terribly long, so I don’t expect the re-write to take an overly long time. But I also tend to get rather entrenched in projects like this, so the end result may be quite a bit more complicated than the first release. For the sake of keeping things simple though, my current plan is to fix the major issues and re-release the code as a new revision. For the time being, even though Meta Beta Geek was intended to track all my coding projects, the source code for Password Meter will remain at its current location. Any future revisions or modifications to the code will most likely be referenced and tracked here at Meta Beta Geek.
That’s it for updates at the moment. Stay tuned for a new release of Password Meter very soon, and don’t forget to leave a comment or two if you have suggestions for code or site improvements. Happy Holidays to you and yours!
Password Meter version 2.0 is now available for demo or download.
Jeff @ Meta Beta Geek