Well, I sent several emails around november of 2007 to the public directions I found about you and KeyNote: [email protected]
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But now I suppose that my emails would be lost among hundreds of emails you should have been receiving about KeyNote. And logically, because of the fealing you have about KeyNote, you simply ignored that emails.
It seemed a pity to me not to share my adaptation to Delphi 2006 as well as the changes I had made, particularly the possibility to play with hidden nodes. It taked much acceptance because there are still many (and very loyal) users of your original program, eager to see this program push ahead.
After doing some other small fixes and improvements I found very interesting and instructive to try working on a version control system. In my company is still used SourceSafe and want to make the leap to a more modern system. When I knew about Subversion (and TortoiseSVN as a client) I liked it so much and thought that could be a good idea to try it in a real case, and in an Open Source environment, which had no experience. KeyNote was an excellent candidate.
And changed its name to "KeyNote NF" because it seemed to me correct to differentiate it from your original version. Besides, looking for "keynote" in the Internet never was easy; now with "keynote nf", yes.
I chose to Google Code because I found it very agile, fast and intuitive. Well, now I'm very happy with the experience.
I do it for pure hobby and because I think making the effort to improve the program (because at first I do it to meet my needs) and not share with the community it is a lost effort and a lack of respect for those who like you have offered programs as free software.
I also admit you that there are times I feel a burden that there is so much demand (and mine is not the merit that the program is so well worth) because I have neither the time nor can always dedicate it to this task, I have other hobbies and liabilities.
Finally, for me it's an extra effort to respond in English. I have to help me many times with the program "Lingues". In Spanish would be much easier.
Anyway, this is more or less the story of KeyNote NF