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Has SAPlink lost its passion? – an open letter to SAPlink creators


Lately I’ve read a lot about passion on SCN. Let me share mine.

I fell in love with SAP at first sight. Literally…

Being an IT professional by education I’ve done my part of Assembler, C++, Delphi, VB programming before seeing the SAP GUI for the first time in 2001.

The interface looked nothing like I programmed myself.

I thought if a company is willing to put so much effort into its GUI it must be a good company! To paraphrase Bill Maher “I was not wrong”.

The Letter

This is an open source letter to the creators of SAPlink (The Honorary Creators): Daniel McWeeney and Ed Herrmann

I would like to bring to the attention of the SCN community the current dormant state of the SAPlink project:

On the positive side SAPlink is still open source and free.

The Honorary Creators,

Where did the passion go?

How can we make SAPlink live a full and passionate life again?

Why are you hesitant to accept the patches quicker?
If there is a concern that a patch may break some functionality I’m proposing a framework of unit tests that should make the validation of the changes easier.

I’m hoping to get some feedback from The Honorary Creators and all other people in the SCN community who are interested in the SAPlink project.

More Passion

Whenever I feel lost or tired of SAP, I try to remember those feelings of excitement I had when I first saw the SAP GUI. Those feelings bring me back to life and keep me going.

The Honorary Creators, can you please type in your browsers and try to remember the feelings you had on Sep 03, 2006 when the first and second revisions of SAPlink were committed to SVN

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