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Fundraiser for a Mac mini
« on: September 15, 2015, 11:18:24 am »
Hello community!

Development for OS X and iOS can be quite tricky because you're required to use Apple hardware to legally and smoothly run OS X. Unfortunately the SFML Team does only have Hiura, our OS X dev, who has regular access to such hardware.
For a long time this has worked just fine, however more recently the follow points have brought us to this fundraiser for a Mac mini:
  • Having a 24/7 OS X build node for our continuous integration
  • Providing 24/7 access to an Apple machine for the SFML Team to run tests and develop on
  • Opening the possibility for the SFML Team to develop for iOS without having to possess their own Apple machine.
We're setting the goal to € 600 which allows us to buy a Mac mini with extended warranty and makes sure that after PayPal's cut there's still enough left.
Due to the amount PayPal takes, we recommend a minimum donation amount of € 5.

Updates:
  • We have reached our initial goal of € 600! We added a stretch goal of € 800 for which we'll buy the better Mac mini: 2.6GHz CPU instead of 1.4GHz, 8GB RAM instead of 4GB and 1TB of HDD space instead of 500GB.
  • We have reached our stretch goal of € 800! All further donations will be save for future projects.
  • It has arrived!



Donate now!

The website features a progress bar which will be updated regularly and we'll make sure to update this thread for every milestone.

We appreciate any donations!
« Last Edit: September 18, 2015, 05:10:40 pm by eXpl0it3r »
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Re: Fundraiser for a Mac mini
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2015, 07:06:57 pm »
Nice idea, just donated what I could. Hope you reach the required value.

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Re: Fundraiser for a Mac mini
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2015, 07:09:05 pm »
Thanks a lot! :)

We hope so too!
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Re: Fundraiser for a Mac mini
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2015, 07:28:10 pm »
Well, I guess it's no problem to reach the funding goal. The big question is, how long will it take? :)

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Re: Fundraiser for a Mac mini
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2015, 07:54:17 pm »
I would be great to be able to use SFML freely on every platform, both desktop and mobile. I will donate some in a few days  :)

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Re: Fundraiser for a Mac mini
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2015, 08:09:36 pm »
Well, I guess it's no problem to reach the funding goal. The big question is, how long will it take? :)
With current dynamics - a one week.

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Re: Fundraiser for a Mac mini
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2015, 08:52:38 pm »
Finally a way to donate to SFML! Done!

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Re: Fundraiser for a Mac mini
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2015, 08:58:36 pm »
Finally a way to donate to SFML! Done!

There was a dontation button on the website all the time  :P


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Re: Fundraiser for a Mac mini
« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2015, 09:00:38 pm »
You guys are amazing! :)

We've just reach the first milestone of € 100!
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Re: Fundraiser for a Mac mini
« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2015, 09:44:51 pm »
Finally a way to donate to SFML! Done!

There was a dontation button on the website all the time  :P

AlexAUT

*facepalm*

I could've swore seeing somewhere Laurent saying "Thanks, but no thanks" in regards to donations. Oh well. Goes to show how often I look at SFML's home page. Haha...

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Re: Fundraiser for a Mac mini
« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2015, 09:54:08 pm »
Donation made.
Keep up the excellent work :-)

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Re: Fundraiser for a Mac mini
« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2015, 08:38:00 am »
I totally support this fundraiser for better multi plattform support! I just donated what I thought fits ;)
Keep up the great work!

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Re: Fundraiser for a Mac mini
« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2015, 09:39:33 am »
You are truly amazing. :) We have already received a lot of donations and will be updating the donation bar in a couple of minutes.

It's actually so much that the goal has been reached already, unbelievable. We decided to add a small stretch goal for a Mac mini with better hardware.

If donations come in even after that goal, we'll save them for later use.

So again, thanks a lot for your contributions, this is crazy. ;)

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Re: Fundraiser for a Mac mini
« Reply #13 on: September 16, 2015, 10:28:41 am »
So glad to be able to donate a little for the project. You guys do a great job! :D

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Re: Fundraiser for a Mac mini
« Reply #14 on: September 16, 2015, 01:04:29 pm »
Glad to see it doing so well. Donated some moneys. :)
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