What’s up with Dateable?
In december I started a pledge drive to get Dateable 0.2.0 out through the door. If failed rather spectacularily in many different ways.
First of all, I’d like to thank those who chipped in: Kai Harris, Jon Stahl, Jeffrey Steele, Paul Howell, and last and most: Nate Aune, who provided a whopping 150 dollars!
But in total, I only got $275, which is way less then the $990 I needed to be able to finish the work. Thats spectacular failure number two.
Spectacular failure number one was choosing chipin.com to do it. Because chipin.com doesn’t work as you expect. If you have a pledge drive to get something funded, you expect the money to get payed out only if the drive actually succeeds. Well, not so with chipin.com. I fact, the money gets payed directly. So, what should I do? Send the money back? That actually costs money…
So what did I do? Well, the only think I could do: I’ve done the work anyway, partially unfunded. 🙂 So in this way the drive di not fail: It got the work done, much faster than without the drive.
I’m not really done releasing it yet, because I’m not sure exactly how to best do that. All the parts of Dateable are now eggs. But two of the parts are branched versions of p4a.calendar and p4a.plonecalendar. And what happens if I release them? Will standard installations of Plone4ArtistsCalendar suddenly download these? Because that will not work. So I have to investigate this first.
Also, I have to see if there is a way to use these eggs without using a buildout. If not, Dateable will be Plone 3 only and buildout only, which might be a problem. I know buildout is the future, but this is now. 🙂