Chris from Nat32 who wrote all previous to 2.5.8/2.6 XCP releases posted these last year:viewtopic.php?f=16&t=36680&p=147200#p147200viewtopic.php?f=16&t=34411&p=147205p147205
Download the only available source code for the version 2.5 XCP from this link:http://www.nat32.com/xampp/
or download the file direct from this link:http://www.nat32.com/xampp/xampp25.zip
It contains a v2.5 xampp.exe file, which is renamed to xampp-control.exe when included in the XAMPP distribution.
This exe file has a false positive Trojan reported by Avira (but Avira don't have a description for this TR/Agent.81920.50 (link)
So if you are at all worried about it then don't use it but compile your own xampp.exe with the available source code.
The included XCP from XAMPP version 1.7.1 was the last use of this xampp.exe file v2.5 (dated 9 may 2007) - 1.7.2 uses v2.5.8 (dated 2009-07-28) of the XCP (which I believe was the first closed source offering by Wiedmann) - so use the XCP from XAMPP 1.7.1 and rename it from xampp-control.exe back to xampp.exe and don't use the xampp.exe included in the source code archive file if at all worried (it was the only file in the source archive that produced this false positive).
You can however now compile your own XCP version 2.6 or any version of your choosing from the only available source code, just as Wiedmann has done to produce his closed source 2.5.8/2.6 versions.
BTW this 2.5 version can use an ini file to configure how it's use but I can't find any docu about the options.
I have uploaded to RapidShare a zip file that contains a mini control panel that was posted here some time ago (can't find the post now), it contains the 'basic' source code and in the readme file is a link to a liberty basic compiler on special at the moment with 12% off (also available for trial download so you may be able to work the mini CP source code with the trial version).
This mini CP may give you some ideas when you read the cpanel.bas file.
Directly download this clean mini_xcp.zip (1261KB) file from here:http://www.gemmas.ws
or preferred from here:http://www.rapidshare.com
I hope this post will be of some use to all who are seeking some sort of custom made XAMPP Control Panel because I would not hold my breath waiting for a response from the developers (especially Wiedmann) who all appear to have gone into some sort of hibernation or have now acquired a day job ($$$) - no forum administration, no moderation and no XAMPP for Windows beta releases for some time now - spam is starting to appear once again in the forum.