[pmwiki-users] Petko's E2100/US$2, 963 bid for WYSIWYG capability

Philipp Kazakow finar at finar.ru
Tue May 17 04:40:09 CDT 2011


I'm ready to donate around 40-50$, but I really do not know how to do it.
Here in Russia we do not have PayPal. Is there any way to donate via Visa
Classic card? Or probably make a transfer via Western


2011/5/15 Al Louis Ripskis <ripskis at sprynet.com>

> > Petko Yotov <5ko at 5ko.fr >Sent: May 14, 2011 3:36 PM
> >The cost of this work is estimated to be 2100 euros. My company doesn't
> >collect VAT. A receipt or a number of receipts will be available.
> Guys,
> I'm relatively new to this list, so I have no idea how this type of
> contract has been handled in the past.
> My first instinct would be to consult Pm on this. Also how would the
> collection be handled?
> As to the cost, it of course would depend on how many of would contribute.
> Today the euro to $US dollar rate is 1 to 1.411. So 2100 euros translate to
> $US2,963.10.
> So if a 100 of us contributed, it would be $29.63 each.
> If 50 then it would be $59.26.
> If thirty, then it would be $98.77, or round off to $100.
> Now could we have a show of hands--or in this case e-mails--as to how many
> of you and how much you would be willing to contribute.
> I'll start of with $100, if necessary.
> Cheers,
> Al
> >To: Al Louis Ripskis <ripskis at sprynet.com>
> >Cc: pmwiki-users <pmwiki-users at pmichaud.com>
> >Subject: Re: Fw: Re: [pmwiki-users] Follow-Up:Whither WYSIWYG?
> Contract/Contribution
> >
> >On Saturday 14 May 2011 14:30:30 Al Louis Ripskis wrote:
> >> Did my email slip through the cracks? Or is there some
> >> other reason why you haven't responded?
> >
> >It is not easy to estimate this kind of work. Such a module can be done
> fairly
> >quickly (2-3 days) but without a good integration with PmWiki and with
> >potential security holes, as a couple of users expressed their concerns.
> >
> >PmWiki has lots of features and different configurations. Such a module
> has to
> >work in many different environments, like different settings for
> passwords,
> >diffrent uploads directories, different servers, and different browsers.
> >Additional modules need to be written - file picker (with thumbnails?),
> >asynchronous uploader (upload a file while you edit a page), internal link
> >picker (autocomplete?). The most difficult decision is how to store and
> >differenciate the feature-limited RichText input from wiki-code which can
> have
> >unlimited features and local customizations.
> >
> >Last but not least, it is not possible to write such a complex program at
> once
> >- there will certainly be bugs to be fixed as they are uncovered, features
> >added or changed, and the module has to be supported in the future.
> >
> >> "What do you estimate it would take to do it, and how long would it
> >> take? What cost?"
> >
> >Here is a Quote:
> >
> >2 weeks of work for a working beta prototype, including:
> >* integration with PmWiki pages, passwords and upload directories
> >* modules file picker/uploader, link picker
> >* full documentation
> >* 1 year bugfixing/support on the Cookbook Talk page or in the PITS
> >* free software under the GNU GPL, MIT-style license or WTFPL/PD (the best
> >things in life are free)
> >
> >The cost of this work is estimated to be 2100 euros. My company doesn't
> >collect VAT. A receipt or a number of receipts will be available.
> >
> >Note that the features of the rich-text editor will be limited - not all
> >existing HTML tags or attributes can be available, and not all PmWiki
> markups
> >can have a rich-text "button". The rich-text editor will be in addition to
> the
> >normal wiki-text editor.
> >
> >Thanks,
> >Petko
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