Ok Sir, I think I understand that the reason HMG was born is not due to license violations or coyrightRoberto Lopez wrote: ↑Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:11 pm
1. HMG, HMG Extended and OOHG, started from the open source MiniGUI library. They are similar in many ways, but with different approaches to certain aspects, according the vision of their authors/maintainers. This is how open source works and I'm happy with that. I'm really proud that a small experimental library (like original MiniGUI was) be the base for three great development tools.
2. I was in charge of the projects (MiniGUI and later HMG) from 2002 to 2011. Then I was not able to continue because I have not enough time anymore. I've communicated that to the community when I've made the decision.
3. The prior applies to HMG4 too. It is open source, and anybody interested can continue it.
This is how open source works. Everybody contributes the way they can, the time they can: with core code, examples, bug report, fixes, suggestion or simply helping other users and it's ok.
but to a different way of programming that screeched with the changes made during its absence .
Then I think the Minigui Extended team was right to maintain compatibility with HMG.
I think that the choice to keep the group together (even in the name) is a solution of continuity
profuse with ample examples (and from what I have seen) that Grigory also dispenses for HMG.
Unfortunately, if there is no possibility to combine all the efforts in a new build, the added value is lost.
Too bad that HMG is Only Free and not totally Open, as is it "Minigui Extended", aka "HMG Extended".
So if the major developers leave, the system dies. (even more so if you don't have all the
sources), it's like thinking Linux without Torvalds..
This is my humble opinion.
Roberto, Sir, correct me if I'm wrong.