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In light of recent discussions on the Morfik forum regarding Altium’s commitment to Morfik and its user community I would like to clarify a number of policy issues that seem to be missing or simply being ignored.
Morfik is pleased to announce the release of the Image Slider package.
The Morfik Image Slider package creates a horizontal display of multiple images that can have titles displayed and can be grouped by category. This package mimics the image slider found on the Apple Mac web page. The images slider can also be used as a slide show.
This package includes a sample project that shows how to implement required features in your Morfik projects.
This package is available to all MDA Plus and MDA Premium subscribers and can be downloaded from the Morfik Packages webpage.
I'm Nick Martin - I'm the guy who started Altium (known then as Protel) some 25 years ago.
I would like to share some of my thoughts on the whole Altium + Morfik equation, why we are doing this, what we are trying to achieve here and how this might all pan out.
As some of you now know, Morfik and Altium share a deep common heritage. This is based on the friendship and collaboration between Aram Mirkazemi and myself that dates back to the early days of Protel and before.
The intertwined nature of the development of technology and the explosion of infrastructure of the Internet, has been a spectacle that we have both been fascinated with for many years. Its clear now that this is the foundation of the next step for the evolution of our global society and we are seeing this unfold before us.
As we move closer to the completion of the business transaction between Morfik and Altium, certain patterns of restructuring are beginning to emerge which we will share with you as they materialize into action.
The restructuring is mostly an outcome of future plans to increase the organizational resources that will be directed towards Morfik to boost its sales and marketing activities and to increase its adoption in the wider developer community.
The recent announcement by Altium regarding its acquisition of Morfik and Aram Mirkazemi’s post in the Morfik Forums, have generated, mixed responses from existing Morfik customers. Change is never easy and it is normal to feel trepidation about the future. Indeed not feeling worried would be unusual. So we do not take any of your comments as negative. In fact it shows us that you care and we thank you for your thoughts.
To help you understand the reasons for this move and its benefits, I would like to share my view of the historical context of this decision.
You might have noticed my low profile on the forum in the past few weeks and perhaps thought that I might have finally decided to give myself a break and take some quiet time away from work. Well, nothing could be further from the truth!
In the last few weeks I have been involved with an exciting development that I think can be a game-changer for Morfik and its loyal developer community. Specifically, I have been involved with a series of discussions with Altium, a maker of software and hardware development tools for electronic devices, to build a cloud-based web-application platform for electronic devices built by Altium tools.
We are getting close to releasing an update to Morfik 3, and today I'd like to share with you some exciting news about the work that has been done on improving the performance of websites created with Morfik. For this update we have focused on the server-side performance, here is a list of improvements that will be included in 3.0.2
Dear Morfik Developers,
On behalf of the entire Morfik development team, I am very happy to share with you the exciting news that the Morfik 3 beta is now available. We are particularly excited as we have managed this ahead of the opening game of the Soccer World Cup. Now we can watch the games without feeling guilty!
For those of you who have been waiting for Morfik 3 and would like to get straight into the game, I will share a few thoughts that might help you get off to a good start and, at the same time, prepare you for some rough play that you might experience in the early stages of the beta period.
Morfik 3’s game plan is based on the same basic strategy as Morfik 2—to give you features that help you keep up with the requirements of modern web applications without making the process too complicated.
We are pleased to announce the Morfik Rewards Program, designed to harness and maximize the use of available resources within the community and foster a cooperative support culture among Morfik users by directly rewarding those who voluntarily share their valuable time and experience with their fellow developers.
All peer support activities within the Morfik community attract reward points that can be exchanged for a range of products, services, merchandise and priority support, or used for sponsoring the development of product features and Morfik packages of choice. In addition to Morfik reward points, active participants in peer support will receive reputation badges according to criteria designed to reflect the quality of their contribution, level of expertise and knowledge of Morfik products.
With the upcoming release of Morfik 3.0, the updated documentation and the emergence of an enthusiastic core of experienced developers who are willing and able to provide peer support, we feel the time is right to open our forums to prospective Morfik developers as they download the trial version and investigate the suitability of the Morfik platform for their specific needs.
We believe the key factor in the long-term success of Morfik as an application development tool for use by professional developers is the quality of our support. A runaway support load, however, can easily overwhelm us and reduce the quality of the support below what we regard as acceptable.