Regular readers know that I’m a huge fan of Magit. It is, along with Org Mode, one of the killer apps in Emacs. Now Jonas Bernoulli has announced a Kickstarter campaign to fund further development:
Magit, the magical Git client is now on Kickstarter! ￼🎉Please consider becoming a backer. Thanks! https://t.co/3nNJ86KrSx
— Jonas Bernoulli (@magit_emacs) September 1, 2017
Bernoulli lays out his road map over at the Kickstarter page. He’s got lots of exciting ideas—not least a significant speedup—that will benefit all Magit users. Be sure to take a look at the Kickstarter page to see what he’s proposing.
Bernoulli has done most of the heavy lifting on the Magit project for a long time and certainly deserves our support. I have no idea how many Magit users there are but even if there were only 10,000 and each of us contributed $5 (actually 5 CHF since Bernoulli is Swiss) the Kickstarter goal would be met. That’s basically the cost of a latte or a decent beer so most of us can afford it. I’ll make it easy on you: I going to contribute $25 and carry 4 others who can’t afford to help.