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Re: Zim project update & donations
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On 12/29/2020 12:24:30 PM, "Mario Bezzi"
thank you for taking the time to share your plans, thanks for the good
news, and thanks for finding the time to work on Zim despite all the
Couple of points:
1 - Zim is my work horse since years now, and I would like to
contribute, to confirm that yes, we count on it and on you. Where I can
find the donations page?
2 - Counting both document and attachments, my Zim wiki holds some 60K
objects or 150GB of data. I don't know if this is a lot, and I am just
driving the tool outside its sweet spot, but in my experience the
search facility simply can't cope with notebooks like this. Hopefully
the fix to avoid indexing text file attachments will help, but in my
opinion improving search performance should be more than just nice to
have. No push, just my own experience.
Thanks again, and stay safe!
On 12/29/20 8:46 PM, Jaap Karssenberg wrote:
In this mail I would like to share a project update and an update on
donations for the Zim project.
As those who are using the development snapshots will be aware, there
is quite some work lined up already for a new release. Key features
will be UI changes towards a more modern "Gnome 3" look (for better or
worse - tastes differ), the ability to edit pages in separate windows,
and a fix for not indexing text file attachments as pages (which is
long overdue). In the mean time I try to do reasonable frequent "point
releases" of the main branch to fix critical bugs. I expect at least
one more point release before I can release the features waiting in
the development branch. Last few months I had good progress, but
unfortunately the Netherlands is in lockdown again due to COVID-19
over the Christmas holiday, so the coming weeks or longer I will be
juggling family and work and expect little time left for Zim. But I
will manage to do at least critical bug fixes. As a long term plan I
now use a list of things I would want to see in a "1.0 release" for
Zim. The list is available in the GitHub wiki here
I've also been thinking what to do with the donations that come in.
First of all I would like to stress I really appreciate all the
donations that come in - I always experience them as a token of
gratitude and a direct message that people out there are actually
using my application. They also make me feel responsible: first of all
to make sure Zim is worthy of those donations, but secondly also in
putting the money to good use. At the moment they amount between 500 -
1000 euros per year. Since this is not enough to hire commercial help,
I myself do any work on Zim for free, and expenses are limited to
webhosting, I don't have a real good use for this money at the moment.
Therefore as of this year I will donate any donations beyond a small
buffer to the International Red Cross (via the dutch national branch).
I'm convinced they will be able to put it to good use and are
sufficiently politically neutral. I also believe this will give me
personally a better incentive to keep working on Zim, knowing it
contributes not only to good open software but also in a small way to
more pressing needs.
I hope all of you are safe out there and wish you all the best for
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