If you want to say thank you for my work on GExperts, there are the following options:
Contribute to the GExperts quality
You can either contribute good bug reports or – even better – bug fixes to GExperts. I’d actually prefer that over getting money. Good bug reports include the Delphi version (and language), the Windows version, the GExperts version, the settings used and steps to reliably reproduce the problem. Screen shots might also help. Use the bug report form on Sourceforge for that.
You can do even more by taking over the maintenance of GExperts for a particular Delphi version. I am currently using Delphi 2007 for most of my work, with a bit of Delphi XE2 and the latest version sprinkled in. So most of the other versions don’t really get tested. If you regularly use e.g. Delphi 6, 7, 2005, 2006, 2009 or 2010, why not take over testing and possibly bug fixing GExperts for these versions? For now, I still have working installations of these Delphi versions, but I am not sure that I will go to much effort to keep them working in the future. If one of them breaks, I might decide to drop GExperts support for them. By taking on the responsibility for them, you ensure they will still be around in a few years.
Contribute new features to GExperts
Contributing features to GExperts involves more than just suggestions (even though I am open to these too, please use the feature requests form page on SourceForge for that.)
It’s also not only about implementing them and sending me patches. It’s about thinking about how to integrate them into the existing code and UI. If you want to contribute code, please feel free to contact me.
If you can’t do any of the above, you can donate money. I suggest the following amounts:
- 50 Euros per year for private use via or
- 100 Euros per developer per year for commercial use via or
It’s up to you of course. If you think it’s worth more, I definitely won’t complain, but if you can’t afford these, smaller amounts are also OK.