I'm happy because last week I gave away two of my open source projects. Both of these projects had been
languishing for a while because I had lost interest in them, and I'm glad that I have found competent people who
interested in maintaining them.
The first project was ScanDoc, which is a documentation
similar to JavaDoc, for C++ programs. The main difference between ScanDoc and other generators such as KDoc
and Doc++ is that ScanDoc is themable. That is, there are template files which determine which output file
are created and how they are formatted.
I realized that I was no longer interested in maintaining ScanDoc, because most of my programming these days
either in Java or Perl. The only C++ programming I do is for KDE, which has it's own doc generator. So I emailed
of the people who had sent me feedback recently and told them I was no longer interested in maintaining the
program and that if any one of them wanted to take over, I would be happy to let them do so.
I got a response from James Dean Palmer offering to
over the project. I took a look at his web page and his projects, and I decided that he would be an excellent
for the position, so I said "OK, it's yours". Within a day or two, James had created a SourceForge project for
ScanDoc, including a beautiful web page and spiffy logo. In
he's been sending out updates every week or so as people send in bug fixes. I'm really happy to have the project
such capable hands.
The other project I gave away was MeV, a professional MIDI sequencer
had written for the BeOS, but had never released. I had been looking for someone to take this over for a while. I
recieved a number of offers, but in each case I didn't feel that the person was skilled enough to handle the project.
There was a short period where it was actually being worked on by a couple of engineers from Be, but they found
that they weren't able to make time to work on it with all of their other tasks.
I recently got an offer from a team or programmers who had worked on a number of other Be related applications. So after a bit of procrastinating, I sent them the code, which
is now on SourceForge. You can find the MeV project here.