Someone pointed me here yesterday. I would like to write a publicly viewable letter:
Thank you for making this. It is fairly obvious that I don't actively maintain DD_roundies. I became very disheartened about doing so when I saw it really put through the wringer when used in a large RIA at work, especially when the traffic was through HTTPS.
I had honest intentions to pick it up again, as my last development was during IE8 RC1. When coming back to the project during a really boring weekend, IE 8 final was out, and I saw how much different
it was, and got a bad feeling... particularly after reading some enlightening observations on the subject by Rémi Provost, I threw up my hands in disgust.
Every email I get on the subject is invariably "Hey, great work on DD_roundies, but (here's some shit that is massively broken that you don't know how and no longer care to fix)."
I really hoped someone with better programming habits (as in, more documentation than NONE AT ALL) and dedication would pick up the project and run with it. However, I thought it a foolish hope.
I'll keep my project up for posterity, but will refer to your project because it looks very mature and active, and generally bitchin'. I looked at maybe half of your source code briefly this morning, and it's awesome.
Thank you for the flattering comparison in your documentation area, I had a big smile on my face to hear that I inspired someone. That has been a tough area for me this year as I have felt very "blah" about programming lately and have spent time wondering about another career, so, at a time when I felt so uninspired, it was great to hear that I had the opposite effect on someone.
Keep up the fine work.
PS The above, in emoticons for brevity: