Ionide

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Ionide is a Visual Studio Code package suite and set of additional tools for cross-platform F# development.

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+ 187

166 individuals and 25 organizations have contributed

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$5 USD / month

+ 53

54 individuals and 3 organizations have contributed

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You'll not only get our deepest thanks for your partnership and support, but we'll add your name ... Read more

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$10 USD / month

+ 69

68 individuals and 5 organizations have contributed

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You'll not only get our deepest thanks for your partnership and support, but we'll add your name ... Read more

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$100 USD / year

+ 2

4 individuals and 2 organizations have contributed

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Bronze Sponsor

Become a Bronze Sponsor and get your small logo on our README on Github and on ionide.io with a l... Read more

$150 USD / month

+ 4

1 individual and 7 organizations have contributed

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Silver Sponsor

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$500 USD / month

1 organization has contributed

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Gold Sponsor

Become a Gold Sponsor and get your large logo on our README on Github and on ionide.io with a lin... Read more

$1,000 USD / month

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Base Support Sponsor

Become a Base Support Sponsor and get your large logo on our README on Github and on ionide.io wi... Read more

$24,000 USD / year

Top financial contributors

Organizations

1
Ellersoft

$6k USD since May 2019

2
Compositional IT

$3k USD since Feb 2019

3
Binary Defense

$3k USD since Feb 2019

4
Eight Point Squared

$2k USD since Feb 2019

5
69° – 69 Grad GmbH

$1k USD since Mar 2019

6
Crosswordsolver

$750 USD since Oct 2019

7
Unscramblex

$450 USD since Feb 2020

8
Tiny Blue Robots

$410 USD since Feb 2019

9
Trampoline SRL

$300 USD since Feb 2019

10
Lariat Analytics

$300 USD since Feb 2020

Individuals

1
Milton Security

$3k USD since Mar 2019

2
matthew chivers

$1k USD since Feb 2019

3
Stephen Smith

$825 USD since Jan 2019

4
Zhenyong Zhu

$610 USD since Feb 2019

5
Jeremy Abbott

$550 USD since Jan 2019

6
Sebastian Urban

$525 USD since Feb 2019

7
Don Syme

$510 USD since Feb 2019

8
Kody Musick

$445 USD since Feb 2019

9
Gustavo Guerra

$420 USD since Feb 2019

10
Cyril Baratoff

$420 USD since Feb 2019

What's new with Ionide

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One year with Open Collective

Hey everyone,A few weeks ago we passed one full year with Open Collective, so this seems like the right moment to sum up this time and make some plans for the future. First of all, I'd like to thank everyone who supported us - no matter ...
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Published on February 17, 2020 by Krzysztof Cieslak

Budget

See how money openly circulates through Ionide. All contributions and all expenses are published in our transparent public ledger. Learn who is donating, how much, where is that money going, submit expenses, get reimbursed and more!

Development and maintenance of Ionide projects in September

by Krzysztof Cieslak10/1/2020

-$3,000.00USD
Paid
Invoice #25741

Monthly financial contribution to Ionide (Backer)

from Maxwell Paige10/1/2020

+$10.00USD
Completed

Monthly financial contribution to Ionide (Backer)

from Phillip Carter10/1/2020

+$10.00USD
Completed

Today’s balance

$12,678.78 USD

Estimated annual budget

~ $21,075.49 USD

Ionide is all of us

Our contributors 193

Everyone who has supported Ionide. Individuals and organizations that believe in –and take ownership of– our purpose.

Steffen Forkmann
Admin

Total contributions

$220 USD

Author of Paket and FAKE

Krzysztof Cie...
Admin

Author of Ionide, co-maintainer of FSAC and Forge

Ellersoft
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$5,500 USD

Silver Sponsor

Compositional IT
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$3,150 USD

Bronze Sponsor

Binary Defense
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$3,150 USD

Bronze Sponsor

Milton Security
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$3,000 USD

Bronze Sponsor

Eight Point S...
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$1,885 USD

Backer

69° – 69 Grad...
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$1,200 USD

Bronze Sponsor

matthew chivers
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$1,000 USD

Stephen Smith
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$825 USD

Backer

Crosswordsolver
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$750 USD

Bronze Sponsor

Zhenyong Zhu
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$610 USD

Backer

About

You'll be helping Ionide's maintainers is to create modern, innovative, rich editor tooling accessible to everyone, no matter what operating system they are using. Ionide, one of the highest-rated plugins in Visual Studio Code marketplace, is the long-standing, mature project with more than 1 million downloads. Ionide brings rich editor experience, known from Visual Studio, to VS Code transforming it into fully-fledged F# IDE. It's used by enthusiasts and professional developers alike, helping everyone to as productive as possible every day. 

F♯ Tooling Ecosystem

Ionide doesn't exist in the vacuum - its existence is possible thanks to fantastic F# ecosystem, multiple libraries and tools that are created by the F# community. While working on making Ionide better, we contribute to and collaborate with tools and libraries that are used by other parts of the ecosystem - not only by Ionide. And we hope that collected funds will enable us to work even more on all those crucial parts of the F# tooling landscape to make it better for everyone. The projects we maintain or contribute to includes:

  • FsAutoComplete - F# language server powering F# editor experience in Ionide, Vim and Emacs
  • FSharp.Compiler.Service - a custom build of the F# compiler that exposes additional functionality for implementing F# language bindings, additional tools based on the compiler or refactoring tools
  • Forge - a command-line tool that provides tasks for creating and modification F# projects
  • FSharpLint - a style checking tool for F#
  • dotnet-proj-info - a tool for parsing MsBuild project files.
  • F#.Analyzers.SDK - library for creating custom code analyzers, and refactorings. 
Our goals

Our initial goal is $x,000/month. This will ensure that work on Ionide its dependencies is sustainable for core maintainers. And that we can sleep a bit better in the night, not worrying that the project will suddenly disappear. Our specific goals include:

  • One maintainer - part-time - Helping users, investigating bugs, working on new features are all time-consuming tasks. Moving to part-time employment will enable us to spend more time working on the Ionide, building new features, and will make sure that life/work balance of the maintainers is improved. 

  • Providing better support - Answering issues and questions as soon as possible is critical for the tooling project. In the end, if it doesn't work you may be unable to work at all. 

  • Working on the documentation - We realize that Ionide's documentation (or lack of it) is the biggest weakness of the project at the moment. 

Our stretch goal is $x0,000/month. This will enable us to work full-time on the Ionide to create best-in-the-class editor tooling for a functional programming language. At this point we would like to transform the brand of the Ionide from the single plugin to the organization taking care of F# tooling ecosystem development, helping multiple projects to make F# tooling as good as possible.

The stretch goal would be amazing to hit, but simply being totally supported by the generosity of others makes us endlessly grateful, no matter what else happens.