granyte, it throws an exception because you do not have .net 3.5, most likely.
So Sins Editor was slower for making changes? If someone like you had given me that kind of information sooner, I could have switched controls to a datagrid or something and let people direct click and edit things much faster. It is all very easy to do. I chose the current way because I thought it was a safer interface, and that it was easier to use. It is too late now, as I have lost my motivation. I wish someone like you had mentioned that in the main thread a lot earlier, when I was actively working on it, so I could have quickly addressed the usability issue. People need to give feedback on aspects of the program, as I will change it to fit their needs. I was making the program for others, not for myself. I don't even play sins or mod sins at all.
I did notice that of the things you mentioned, sins editor can do most of it nearly as fast or as fast:
**You can save using ctrl+s and quit using alt+f4 in sins editor as well.
**To save changes to a line you do not have to click OK, you can just press enter.
There are also areas which sins editor is faster than a regular text editor:
**You can delete an entire line just by pressing del. No highlighting by the mouse required.
**You can insert an entry/value pair by pressing enter. No manually tabbing or spacing required.
**You can delete an entire section just by deleting the parent node. No highlighting of the section required.
**You can have multiple files open at once.
**It will auto-complete what you have to type, quite accurately. If you use the auto-completion, you save quite a bit of time from typing. More so than what you lose from having to double click and press enter.
Make sure you get accustomed to doing it that way, since it speeds up editing. However, I do agree that there are areas where it can be made easier to edit. If this is a complaint that a lot of people share, and THEY MAKE ME AWARE OF IT, I can change the control to a datagridview with a treeview embedded in it (not a completely trivial task, mind you), and thus enable quick editing, without the need for an entry box.
To answer your other question,
It would have been a database that held links to downloads and descriptions as and whatnot. Basically like a thread on a forum with all that kind of information; however, it would be able to be updated by more than just the thread creator. I don't feel like working on the server stuff myself, since I don't know much about server services. I doubt anyone will help, so this project is probably dead before it even really got started.
Calienon, I think my source is too messy to be seen by others, for sins editor.
I can release the database source, if you are interested.
I can also help you understand proper programming practices and the logic, as I was a tutor and teaching assistant in college for my computer science major, as well as a top student.