Back in 2004, I was looking for a low cost solution for scanning emails, documents and downloads for viruses. Nothing really seemed to fit the bill, so in my spare time I took it upon myself to develop a graphical front-end to one of the available command-line scanning engines. ClamXav was the result.
Since then, numerous features have been requested and added, and ClamXav has gone from strength to strength. When ClamXav turned 5 years old in September 2009, I released a new version — ClamXav 2.0 — built from the ground up, with an entirely new interface.
Now, with ClamXav turning 10 years old, I'm releasing another new version with a large portion of the main application rewritten, new features for OS X Yosemite and a completely new version of Sentry rebuilt from the ground up.
With both parts of the application now rewritten, I've laid the groundwork for some exciting updates in the future. In the meantime, however, I thought it would be fun to take a trip down memory lane and have a look at how ClamXav has evolved throughout the last decade.