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Offline amg0

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ALTUI : V1 preparation and contribution model
« on: December 02, 2015, 07:21:42 pm »
ALTUI has become successful over time but is also now becoming a little bit a victim of its success. I am the first culprit of that :)  It has become a huge project, more than 15000+ lines of javascript, 2000+ of lua and growing and it is now approaching a formal version 1.0.

However with all that activity, it is getting quite time consuming to maintain and evolve.  For V1.0 , I want to maintain its freeware status open to volunteering contributions, but I propose to start reminding the user a little bit more explicitely in the user interface that a small yearly contribution would be appreciated. Nothing major, maybe some color & messages in the footer for instance so that if you do not want to contribute you can still use it.

What I propose to do in V1 is :
  • give a lifetime grant for those who contributed code or helped debug like dklinkman, akbooer, vosmont
  • give a full year grant to those who already contributed and 2 years for the bigger contributions
  • for all other users, Display a reminder message that will disappear for a one year duration if you contribute to ALTUI

I hope most will agree with me that this is a fair enough approach.

Preparation
  • if you contributed via paypal already, please send me a PM with your name and your user pseudo ( it is displayed in the footer of ALTUI v:972 ). I will already try to build that list but paypal is not giving me the pseudo names.
  • Once v1.0 is deployed , if you think you erroneously see the message, please same, send me a PM with your name and your user pseudo displayed in the footer

« Last Edit: December 03, 2015, 04:12:00 pm by amg0 »

Offline dklinkman

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Re: ALTUI : V1 preparation and contribution model
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2015, 09:25:25 pm »
Fair enough and then some in my opinion.  AltUI is an epic achievement and I doubt anyone who has discovered it and is using it would think any different.  Your responsiveness to questions, suggestions, problems, etc. is second to none.

I say go for it.

--David
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Offline akbooer

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Re: ALTUI : V1 preparation and contribution model
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2015, 05:28:25 am »
...second to none.

Yes, I'll second that.

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I say go for it.

...and that!
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Re: ALTUI : V1 preparation and contribution model
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2015, 12:11:43 pm »
I can't believe more people haven't commented. I think this is totally fair and thank you as well as the others for helping bring this to the level it's at.
« Last Edit: December 03, 2015, 02:50:36 pm by CudaNet »
openLuup, AltUI, Zway and HomeWave, enough said...

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Re: ALTUI : V1 preparation and contribution model
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2015, 01:36:27 pm »
fully agree and 110% fair...you solve bugs and release sooner then MCV ;D
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Re: ALTUI : V1 preparation and contribution model
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2015, 03:59:33 pm »
No question, absolutely fair!

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Re: ALTUI : V1 preparation and contribution model
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2015, 04:58:20 pm »
you solve bugs and release sooner then MCV ;D

That's not a great yardstick, if you know what I mean ;)

MCV and @amg0 are simply not in the same universe when it comes to that.
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Re: ALTUI : V1 preparation and contribution model
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2015, 05:18:26 pm »
you solve bugs and release sooner then MCV ;D

That's not a great yardstick, if you know what I mean ;)

MCV and @amg0 are simply not in the same universe when it comes to that.

Haha true, but I realy mean it in a positive way.
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Re: ALTUI : V1 preparation and contribution model
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2015, 09:56:22 pm »
All agreed and fair.

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Re: ALTUI : V1 preparation and contribution model
« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2015, 04:02:29 am »
Go for it.

Cheers Rene
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Re: ALTUI : V1 preparation and contribution model
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2015, 12:14:09 pm »
I contributed via paypal and love the interface. Dont have it working on mobile app yet. I think your proposition is very fair.

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Re: ALTUI : V1 preparation and contribution model
« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2015, 07:26:12 pm »
I think it sounds fair. amg0 has worked very hard to produce this excellent interface as well as the fabulous support. He should get back after all he gave.
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Re: ALTUI : V1 preparation and contribution model
« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2015, 12:11:36 am »
More than fair.  Versatility and response has always been great.  Go for it!

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Re: ALTUI : V1 preparation and contribution model
« Reply #13 on: December 06, 2015, 05:07:51 pm »
200% agree


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Re: ALTUI : V1 preparation and contribution model
« Reply #14 on: December 10, 2015, 12:29:35 pm »
Thumbs up from me too - more than happy to contribute!