TDK pieces release as Open Source?

Posted by gwlester on 2017-08-22 06:15
Forums: TDK support | OS: All / Any

Since ActiveState is not longer developing the TDK -- or at least pieces of it (e.g. the compiler), will ActiveState release those pieces it no longer intends to develop to the Open Source community?

If so, when?

grahams
ActiveState Staff
Tue, 2017-08-22 08:51

What we will OpenSource depends on suitability and sustainability. Before a component can be OpenSourced, there would need to be one or more maintainers and a internal usage review has to be completed. There are already some discussions underway, but it's open-ended and there is no impending deadline for the process to be done.

It's not clear yet if any of the three bytecode compilers would be part of the first spin-outs. Working out the interdependencies is part of the reviews. As you probably know, many things in the old Dev Kits need each other in order to be viable, and until the reviews are complete the list won't be final.

oehhar | Tue, 2017-08-22 22:41

Graham,

thank you for the answer.

My company owns a licence of TclDevKit just for that. It is a crucial component.
Eventually, you may also consider to keep the compile component and drop the rest of TclDevKit?

If this is not a way, it would be helpful to continue that by another way, e.g. open source.

I think a maintainer would be not a problem here. This is a sort of a core component.

Thank you,
Harald