Wednesday, 22 January 2020

DelphiDabbler.com Closure And Impact On CodeSnip

This post has been superseded - please see the Change Of Heart post for details.

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 for CodeSnip versisons up to 4.15.1] 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 databasethat enables the online one to be downloaded from GitHub and to make it editable.I'm changing the online database to be downloadable from GitHub.

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!

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