SourceNav release ...
Sun Jan 6 03:48:00 GMT 2002
On Sun, 6 Jan 2002 02:25:59 -0600
"Simonovsky, Pavel" <Pavel_Simonovsky@bmc.com> wrote:
> So - you mean , that in fact SN is dead , and there is no
> any development team behind it? It is very important info - I suggested this
> tool to 2-3 teems in our company ... I have to warn them - that it dose no
> worth a waste of time...
Well, that might be a bit too strong. I don't speak for Red Hat, but as a former member of the development team I feel safe in stating that they are no longer allocating resources to SN. Basically, it comes down to $$. If you have paying customers then you can pay the engineers and managers. This might just be my impression, but it seemed that being able to download the code for free gave people the impression that they should not have to chip in for any new development. Also, the dot crunch did not help.
I know for a fact that Ian has been doing some great work on his own time to get the development version that uses Tcl/Tk 8.3 available via CVS. It is quite an improvement over the 5.0 release. That said, what is lacking is time and resources to put out a 5.1 release. What is the solution? I am not sure. I would like to hear ideas from people on this list. I would think the right solution would provide a stable 5.1 release, but also provide a plan for 5.2 and future releases.
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