Dear All DF Fans !
Have you guys seen that the DF team has moved two very popular features to their paid plan without making a formal announcement?
MySQL service - The most popular database in the world. Now its needed to pay to use this service.
Custom scripting - Without which you will not be able to write any pre & post scripts, which means you will not be able to customize anything on the open source version. This is now a paid solution.
Basically your DF which you loved is a bird which cannot fly unless you pay!
I feel hurt.
Not because its paid, but because of the lack of transparency and open-ness.
Firstly, If the company is releasing an open source version, they should at-least have a open mentality to inform their users about this major change.From last 3 months, there aren’t any company support on the community forum for any major bug fixes of any sort.
Secondly, the developers would not be able to use old code in new version 3.0 because of the complexity. In-fact the last major 2.14 release has major scripting bugs which makes it unusable too. The strangest thing is : no one in the forum from the company is replying!
Like many open source products we see in the market, this great product will lose its greatness just because they are slowly killing it.
I have been a great fan of this product, but unfortunately, they have just begun to kill it. Its a sad day today.