DPack upcoming changes

Been thinking about this for some time now and I think I’m gonna green light Open Sourcing DPack. In the end, I’d rather see new life and new ideas injected into that than not. I’ll need a few weeks to prepare the source code base. I’m sure it’ll take some time to get the builds setup so there may be an initial delay between having it posted and the next GA release.

I’ll also need to figure out how to handle company name, installation, registry key(s), copyright notice, EULA, old web site, etc changes. I actually am not sure how these type of things transition into OSS world. So, please reply if you have any references. I’d appreciate that.

The new home of DPack should be dpack.codeplex.com, once all is up and running that is. So, keep an eye out for it.

In preparation to OSS DPack I’ve pushed out the last maintenance update v3.0.13 to tie all loose ends. Additionally, I’m sorry to report but v3.0.13 is gonna be the last one to support Delphi Prism/Chrome/Oxygene. Actually I’m not even sure it works now as it hasn’t been tested against Prism/Chrome/Oxygene for awhile now. All existing Delphi Prism/Chrome/Oxygene integration will be stripped out of the posted OSS DPack version. Just a heads up.

So, changes are coming. Stay tuned for more updates. Thanks.

2 Responses to “DPack upcoming changes”

  1. 1 LosManos

    I have nothing important to say. I just want to recommend Dpack. It is the first tool I install on any Visual studio developer machine.

    I can’t say if it is good or bad to F/OSS the thing but I trust your decision.

  1. 1 Dpack is going open source | Selfelected

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