Ryan is after some people to do beta testing for his new plugin framework:
I've been working on upgrading VMS lately so that it works in "desktop mode", much like Drempels - only, you'll be able to use any plugin (built on the VMS framework) in Desktop Mode, even hardware-accelerated plugins, with virtually no speed penalty. However, I need your help to test it, especially if you're running Windows 98 (or ME)!
Check out his website
for more information, and links to the necessary files to download.