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DataFlex Development Tools Funding



Current Amount:
EUR 20.83 / month

Goal:
EUR 2000 / month

What is this about ?



This is about funding development for DataFlex Development Tools in particular for accelerating development on The Hammer 3.0. The idea here is that the amount of work that can be done does not solely depend on the personal financial ability of the core developers to work on this.

See also: Hammer and the problem of funding ongoing development

This is a DataFlex code editor that is convenient to use along side your DataFlex Studio.
We have been working hard to get it up-to-date and it already has a lot of great features.
Some of the additional features - not in the Studio - currently are:

  • code collapse
  • code refactoring tools - more to come!
  • built on using an active code editor control (scintilla) not a dead project like codemax (this alone should be a reason for wanting to help)
  • theme based color definitions
  • support for all DataFlex versions, not just the last one (even console mode)
  • GUI in local language (currently English, Russian and Spanish)
  • open source, easy to extend

There's a lot more features, certainly a good overlap with the Studio (think brace matching, tool tips, auto complete), but a bit different.

Why should you care ?



Because The Hammer can save you a lot of time with it's extra features and we are focused on bringing you features that help make your life as a developer easier.
You don't have to wait years to get extra features.

See also:
Hammer3 in alpha

and
Hammer 3 beta

Subscription levels



Funding is a per year subscription per year and the following levels are available.

EUR 50,- Our gratitude and your name on the Hammer 3.0 funding page
EUR 100,- Your name plus a hyperlink to your website
EUR 200,- Your name plus hyperlink and a logo to your website
EUR 600,- Your company name with a link and a small banner to your company
EUR 1200,- The above with a larger banner and mentioning as a silver sponsor
EUR 2400,- Golden sponsorship level
EUR ?? I guess we should talk

Of course you can fund anonymously too.

FAQ



  • What if you don't have time to work on this, is my money gone ?

No, in the case that the core developers would be too busy to work on this, the money would be spent on contractors who are able work on this project.

  • How-to pay?

Well first there has to be some traction for this idea, so at the moment you cannot actually pay for it.

If there's no traction then I do not want to bother people sending bills and setup an easy online payment system that accepts credit cards. So for the moment there is no way to pay for this.

If you want to help out then please send me an email at info@antwise.com with an indication of how much you would be willing to commit to and I will update the totals at the top of the page.

The goal does not have to reached for this to happen, but the funding won't be started under a summarized total of EUR 100,-/month .

  • I don't like subscriptions, can't I pay one time?

Welcome to the club. Recurring bills are no fun, agreed! Don't worry we will not just flat out send a bill when the year has passed, unless that is your preference. The default is to send you an email asking if you still want to contribute to the project. The reason that a subscription model is suggested is that there's a lot that can be done and that it would be great if we can prevent the project to go back into a sleeping stage.

  • How can I see what is happening?

We check our code in on pretty much a daily bases and you can see the progress here:

http://projects.vdf-guidance.com/projects/hammer/activity