To all TGIFImage friends and users:
TGIFImage joins JEDI.
Over the last 3 years, I have been developing TGIFImage. It has been
quite successful, if measured by the number of downloads, and the
feedback I've received.
I have had my eyes on Project JEDI (http://www.delphi-jedi.org) for
quite some time and watched it develop over the years. I believe that
JEDI has now reached maturity and I have to agree with Charlie
Calvert's thoughts on JEDI
If we combine our dispersed resources, and work together, some
wonderful things could come out.
JEDI has the idea of building a JEDI-VCL library
(http://www.delphi-jedi.org/Jedi:VCLVCL) containing some cool components
donated/developed by the Delphi community. I like the idea, and I
would like to contribute to its success. Therefore I am donating my
two component sets: TGIFImage and the Drag and Drop Component Suite
to JEDI-VCL. They will be placed as OpenSource and released under MPL
(Mozilla Public License).
It is my hope that JEDI will provide TGIFImage with more development
manpower than I alone have been able to devote to it and further
secure TGIFImage's future. I will lead the TGIFImage development team
and together we will maintain the quality, features and support you
have previously enjoyed from TGIFImage.
We have setup a separate JEDI project with its own mailing list for
and the development will continue. I would like to invite you all to
join me in the development - I have a lot of ideas, but I will need
your help. As Charlie said: one programmer working on his own is not
as powerful as twenty programmers working together to find bugs and
enhance the design of a piece of code. If you would like to
participate in the development of TGIFImage, on any level, please
join the TGIFImage mailing list or email me directly and state so.
I would also like to encourage authors of other components to
contribute and support JEDI-VCL. Together, we could build a great
library of components, complementing and enhancing Borland's VCL.
If you are a registered user of TGIFImage you will continue to
receive TGIFImage notifications. All existing (and future)
registrations have been transferred to the JEDI-TGIFImage notification
JEDI-TGIFImage team coordinator