@s.molinari said in Themeing, Stylus vs SCSS:
Or maybe you can offer a patreon backer something substantial that the drive-by consumer doesn’t have access to.
Razvan will attack bugs from Patreon donors at a higher priority. I am not sure it is a standard policy, but I know he does this. It’s sort of common sense thing to do, but maybe making it a clear objective/ expectation of being a supporter through Patreon could be a good thing?
This sounds like a win-win to me for everyone involved. However, it also creates obligations. And I’m not sure if that’s what he wants while not being able to work on it full time. It comes down to simple economics (at least from my very remote perspective).
It’s a tightrope walk. More buzz would be great, more patreon backers too. But the growth and obligations to fulfill people’s wishes that come with it would inevitably pose a scaling issue at some point, without considering turning it into a business case, like Ionic did. And reaching this point, things get exponentially more complicated.
I’m honestly in awe when I see how much time and effort Razvan already invested. That’s what makes me stick around here in the first place!
On the other hand, there’s the critical perspective: If I’d consider using it for a large project for a client, every piece of information that makes me feel more relaxed about all the possible issues (support, roadmap, LTS, etc) would certainly be positive. Will this still be maintained a year from now? And how will the ever increasing complexity of feature requests affect the project?
I personally love the idea of a crowd funded framework that doesn’t involve one large company dictating how we should do things. But taking into account that even VueJS on patreon didn’t crack the 10k mark yet with hundreds of thousands of downloads and even Weex/Alibaba being involved, Im not sure you can solely rely on goodwill. But the discussion about “free is not exactly free” is a long and opinionated one.
I wish the best for it and I already signed up for a patreon donation.