Hi I've managed to compile the Construct IDE (Editor) Using Visual Studio 2010 and may one day get rid of the directX and use openGL.
I'm fairly new at C++ but am still in college taking courses.
I also do plan on making a portable edition that doesn't use the registry.
I've already managed to get it to run on Windows Vista with Areo Enabled.
So to answer your question, yes I Hope to make a new version and contribute to the Construct Development Team!