NDoc 2 is Officially Dead

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14 Responses

  1. Haacked says:

    Sad news indeed.

  2. Jim Holmes says:

    >>As for the individual(s) who perpetrated the email bombs, all I can say is WTF? That’s a terrible and childish way to get what you want.<<

    I’d say those fools most definitely did /NOT/ get what they wanted. Instead they’ve killed off a terrific project.

    What dolts.

  3. Chuck says:

    "What dolts"

    Pretty much…

    I’ll be pretty upset if Sandcastle ends up a disappointment 🙁

    But nonetheless, I for one, appreciate the work that Kevin did and applaud him for giving the community an option when there were no others.

  4. Eric says:

    I’ve got money that says the email perpetrators are examples of what you get when someone spends wayyyyy to much time in front of his CRT and not enough time being socialized with real flesh and blood people.

  5. Marcos says:

    I completely understand Kevin. I´m in the open source world for less than a year now and I´m developing a smaller project and is a lot frustrating to know that the people wants that you finish some feature now and don’t contribute at all in that or other part of the library.

    There are BTW a lot of other people that try to help and that suggest new features, thing that is the "open source" idea and I live of these feedback.

    But at the end we all need money to leave, so if you have two jobs like me and also develop an open source project, your family, your girlfriend and your friends become agains you and you lose somethings that if you was getting some donations and can dedicate full time to the projects, all parts win.

    Anyway just my view of the open source.
    Best Regards

  6. Mike Gale says:

    I did send an email to Kevin volunteering to do some work several months ago. Unfortunately I never got a reply.

  7. hammett says:

    What? Kevin’s playing the victim? I’ve subscribed to the list and stayed there for a few months. Hardly questions were answered, hardly patches were applied. No support, no discussion, no construtive criticism. There’s no way to foster a community in that way. The same thing applies to NVelocity and probably many others projects out there.

    Open source is about technical and social engineering, the continuous search of the balance of both of them…

  8. Sri says:

    It is sad, a great project should never die like this.

  9. Ryan says:

    How can you complain about support from the community when you don’t let anyone contribute via code? If you pay lip service to "any contribution" but scoff at anything non-monetary then you’re just a pan handler….

  10. Tris says:

    A great shame… Typical to see M$ tagging on to the OS community yet again.

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  12. Rustam says:

    Out of curiosity, is anyone aware of offers/scenarios from developers out there in the big-wide-open community to pick up development from the 1.3.1 NDoc codebase from Kevin Downs?

    I’ve been using Sandcastle, and am super unthrilled about it.

  13. Rick Rustad says:

    I’ve been useing NDoc for quite a few years. Lately I’ve finally upgraded my systems to VS2008 and I couldn’t use the latest NDoc because I also have Server R2 x64 installed for the OS. Current research shows that SandCastle is basically dead and flawed. I feel that NDoc still has life since Microsoft’s research project doesn’t look like it will make it out of the lab.

    I downloaded the last good source and reassociated a few missing libraries, compiled, and I’m able to create NDoc documentation. I have not even scratched the surface on testing but if there’s a place I can upload either the install or source I would be happy to help.


  14. Chuck says:


    Perhaps have a look at the NDoc3 project?