That’s alright. I love banging my head against the wall. That is somewhat common to open-source projects.
I’ve been reverse engineering software since my C64 days and for this we actually have the source code, such as it is.
Sounds like the first goal should be a reorganization in a version fork.
Then extreme documentation.
Then further development will be much easier.
If I may ask, what’s your role? I see you on here helping a lot of people, just curious.
I’m just an interested user. I’m retired and Fritzing interests me. I tried to restart development for 3 or 4 years without success. The Ainsler folks who run the fab are partially funding a project manager who has restarted development and is trying to raise funds to hire professional developers. Because of that we are getting new releases (after a 5 or so year gap) and the future looks brighter.
I may start there, but I’m also weighing the time and frustration issue.
The question I’ve put to myself: Do I want to figure out a system that has some visible issues and an other-than-sheveled code base and continue to run into issues as a matter of course, or do I want to put in the time to fork it and reorganize from zero to eliminate headaches and provide better documentation for myself and future users.
The answer is that I’m not sure yet.
None of that is a judgement, btw, just observations.
Looks like there’s no DMs or I haven’t unlocked them yet or I’d say hi to @KjellM and start a dialog.
There is one, it is just hard to find
Click your user icon on the top right of the screen
click preferences (left most icon)
click summary then messages->new message
there may be a short cut I haven’t found somewhere too.