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

DaveG pmwiki at solidgone.com
Tue May 17 20:57:14 CDT 2011

I added a page Cookbook/WYSIWYG-donations, and included the pledges made 
in this thread. For those who pledged, please check I have your 
information correct.

  ~ ~ Dave

On 5/17/2011 9:10 PM, Patrick R. Michaud wrote:
> I'm willing to set up whatever accounts etc. are needed to
> sure the funds all make it to the right places, whether that's
> through pledgie, kickstarter, etc.  (I have plenty of paypal,
> amazon associate, etc. accounts that I can use for this.)
> But I don't want to start setting things up until we have at
> least 60% of the pledges needed to reach the goal.  So, until
> then it might be worthwhile to just create a page on PmWiki.org
> describing the campaign, the target, what will be delivered,
> and how close we are to the final goal.  When the number reaches
> around 60% of the total, I'll start making the official transfer
> channels open.
> Pm
> On Tue, May 17, 2011 at 05:56:31PM -0400, DaveG wrote:
>> Perhaps something like pledgie http://pledgie.com/site/faq (used
>> within Github for project support) would be useful to track
>> commitments to the goal.
>> I'd set it up, but the recipient needs to enter a Paypal address to
>> facilitate funds transfer.
>>   ~ ~ Dave
>> On 5/14/2011 5:25 PM, Al Louis Ripskis wrote:
>>>> 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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