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Re: Zim project update & donations


Dear Jaap,

- Thanks for amazing product. Its been a part of my daily life for more
than half a decade now.
- I have not been able to contribute technically other than writing few
how-to blog posts. I look forward to contributing more in 2021
- For some reason I can't donate from India, paypal shows this error
message ->  "Donations to this recipient aren't supported in this country"
- Thank you all. Peace and joy to you and your family this holiday season.

Thejesh GN *⏚* ತೇಜೇಶ್ ಜಿ.ಎನ್

On Wed, 30 Dec 2020 at 02:10, Matthew Halpin <matt@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Donate here: https://zim-wiki.org/contribute.html
> *Matt Halpin*     matt@ms <%20matt@xxxxxxxxxx>taav.com
> <%20matt@xxxxxxxxxx>  o: <%20matt@xxxxxxxxxx>(510)403-9808 <+15104039808>
> m: <+15104039808>(415)602-0153  <+14156020153>
> ------------------------------
> On 12/29/2020 12:24:30 PM, "Mario Bezzi" <
> subscriptions.mario.bezzi@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi Jaap,
> 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
> juggling.
> 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!
> mario
> On 12/29/20 8:46 PM, Jaap Karssenberg wrote:
> Dear all,
> 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
> <https://github.com/zim-desktop-wiki/zim-desktop-wiki/wiki/Planning>.
> 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 2021!
> Kind regards,
> Jaap Karssenberg
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