Trent McNair Annoucement
On Trent's web site,
, which has been down since early March '00, he announced that he no
longer has time to maintain bidwatcher.
When I saw this announcement, I told Trent that I had put up a
website with my fork of bidwatcher, and if he thought it was ok,
to please post a link to it. Trent said that he would put the
link up, but never did. I'm afraid that I didn't pursue it, and
I just let my site quietly sit. This was a mistake and caused
duplicate effort as Larry Gilbert started another fork on
bidwatcher.sourceforge.net, which I found out about once I
started actively promoting my fork of bidwatcher.
The announcement that Trent put up on his site was:
02/10/2000 - I've come to the sad conclusion that I can no longer
afford the time to update bidwatcher. I never expected things to get
this far and have so many users to be responsible for. I'm behind
schedule on paid projects right now and to put any effort into this
would make my employers wonder where my priorities are. I invite
somone to fork the code and keep things going. When things are working
(as they did for the better part of a year) I get around 1-3 emails a
day, and when things break, more like 20 (just to give you an idea of
what any potential takers would have in store). Almost everyghing that
breaks is in helpers.cpp, and theres lots of room for improvement.
While I'm not an expert, I believe the information on this page is
correct. Please send suggestions and corrections to
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Open Source Software.
This web page was last changed on 05/15/2004 at 15:07:47.