You might have noticed that your SVN access to components repositories does not work any more. As of today our old Subversion server has been turned off.
It has served me well, but it was a VisualSVN on top of a virtual Windows NET and thus somewhat a pain to maintain. The new hardware is a dedicated machine with CentOS and proper backup procedures. Previously I had to rely on some file-based backup scheme, now the are regularly saving SVN backups to a second server. Having a quad-CPU dedicated server with 750 GB RAID HDD gives us way more room to grow than we previously had on a 7 GB HDD virtual Windows server.
If you are a customer of one or more of our components then look for an e-mail informing you about new access details.
Cocoanetics Component Charts
In order to be able to send out these mails I had to go through my invoices and compile a list of customers for each component. In spirit of reusability of data let me show you how many sales I’ve had per component.
This is the same order that I will inform the customers in.
- DTAboutViewController (15)
- DTAugmentedRealityController (15)
- DTNotePadViewController (14)
- DTPurchaseButton (14)
- DTClusterMaker (11)
- DTPinLockController (10)
- DTBannerManager (10)
- DTCalendarView (10)
- DTMenuController (9)
- DTLEDNumberView (8)
- DTSplashExtender (7)
- DTVideoEncoder (6)
- DTCustomSwitch (5)
- DTChartView (2)
- DTMeasureStrip (1)
It’s more than I would have guessed. Thank you, dear customers, for proving that selling components as source is a viable modus operandi.
While I was at it, I also created a page each on Cocoapedia for all these components. If you use those components in your apps you should list them there. It’s a win-win for both of us: people might get your app because of this.
If you have not done so yet, please add yourself to the Cocoapedia. There are so many interesting facts and biographies in there already, so you will be in good company of geniuses. Read my introduction of Cocoapedia.
Cocoapedia is free of ads and free to use, please support it through your input.
Forums are back!
While this blog was still named the Dr. Touch Blog I once experimented with a forum plugin. But hardly anybody wanted to write in there. So I disabled it again.
Now that it is all named differently and on a new domain I figured I use this opportunity of subversion move to reinstate the forums. The goal is to make the implementation help I’m providing to new component customers visible to everybody existing and future customers alike. Also peers might be interested in supporting each other, teaching us better ways to implement features.
Everybody can view, but you must be registered to write. I made one forum per component so that people already using the part have a place where they can discuss its usage with peers.
Since this is a proper Linux server now you should be able to use your OpenID to log in. The same login works for the site as does for the forum. I hope to be answering implementation questions in the forums from now on so that other people get their questions answered at the same time.
Speaking of changes, I have hired Clockpunk Studios to make me a new site design. So please forgive the mess that some parts of the site are currently in. Like on the Forum page the sidebar is somewhat annoying, but the current theme has no option to get rid of it.
I’m really looking forward to the new design. It will give us the ability to feature apps and components on the front page and will make reading my instructive blog post pleasurable.