Friday, 7 February 2020

Online Code Snippets Database Frozen

There will be no further updates to the online Code Snippets Database for users of all current versions of CodeSnip (i.e. up to v4.15.1)

There is a new GitHub repo containing a version of the online database. This has been done so the the database will not be lost after DelphiDabbler.com closes down on 15 June 2020. The database is being reformatted. The only change to content is that the two String Management categories have been merged.

The new release of CodeSnip I'm working on will be able to import the reformatted database, although it will have to be downloaded manually and imported from file.

Note that although all current versions of CodeSnip 4 will allow you to submit new code to the database (at least until DelphiDabbler.com closes), such submissions are no longer being accepted.

Thursday, 6 February 2020

CodeSnip FAQs Moved To GitHub

The FAQs for using and compiling CodeSnip have moved from wiki.delphidabbler.com to a Git repo on GitHub. See https://github.com/delphidabbler/codesnip-faq/blob/master/README.md.

This has been done so that the FAQs are preserved ready for the scheduled closure of DelphiDabbler.com.

Most versions of CodeSnip should handle the change transparently. If yours doesn't then please update to the latest version.

Wednesday, 22 January 2020

DelphiDabbler.com Closure And Impact On CodeSnip

On 15 June 2020 DelphiDabbler.com will be closing down.

This will have the following impact on users of CodeSnip:

  • Users will loose access to the online Code Snippets database. If the database has already been downloaded by then you will retain access to it.
  • Access to the online SWAG database will also cease. Any snippets from that database that have been downloaded before 15 June will remain available because they're stored locally.
  • CodeSnip will no longer be able to check for programs and online database updates. In the latter case that won't be a problem because there will not be any more updates, but you won't get notified of any new program updates that may follow 15 June.
  • The CodeSnip news feature will stop working - not that there's been any news for a long time!

In addition I'm not taking any more feature requests or bug reports and, although the online bug reporter may work until 15 June, the bug report page it points to already gives a 404 error.

So, will there be any more programs updates?

I'm planning one final one that removes all the options that require DelphiDabbler.com to be alive. I'm also hoping to merge the online database with the user database that enables the online one to be downloaded from GitHub and to make it editable.

Whether I'll manage it before 15 June is debatable. If you want to follow progress please look at CodeSnip's GitHub page from time to time.

And finally, thanks for using CodeSnip this past 15 years!