Started by balupton on Mar 20, 2017.
If funding is successful I will move to Asia for 3 months, where I can keep costs lowest and spend each day knocking off the tasks in this issue. The requested $4,000 covers the costs and is not competitive.
* This issue will take approximately 60 days to finish after funding is completed
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I keep getting tweets and messages from the loyal DocPad community, however unless there is funding, maintenance will be lacking. I've got a roadmap up on https://bevry.me/patreon - however, there isn't funding happening there, even after nearly a year of being there. So I'm thinking an official crowd-funding campaign may be the way to go.
The tasks that will complete with funding:
The tasks that will be started with funding:
Why not just do these already? These all take considerable time - months - to do. These will also be breaking changes during development, with an easy migration path, if not complete backwards compatibility afterwards - but during dev, things may break - which means a lot of testing, and a lot of infrastructure stuff. I'd also like to ensure that the work is actually going to be worth doing, rather than just making the lives of a few easier, as multiple months of work is a notable investment, that I want to make sure is going to a worthwhile investment. Doing 3 months of work unpaid, for something that may not help anyone, is not too appealing.
Considering we would want to avoid crowd-funding service fees, we would probably have to create our own / implement our own crowd-funding campaign. As this takes time, I would want to know if anyone is actually interested in implementing such a thing.
The ideal target for this batch of work will be $30,000USD - however if we can get even $10,000USD this will provide a lot of headway.
If you think yourself or your company can get behind making DocPad up to date, with semver plugins, and an abstracted core, email email@example.com or post a comment below, with how much you think your company can sponsor.