Now that Sitefinity 4 has been out for over a month, the time I have available for maintaining the Sitefinity Toolkit is quickly diminishing. However, I still receive frequent emails asking for help, suggesting new features, or reporting bugs. I’m glad that so many of you continue to find the toolkit useful, and I regret that I don’t have enough time to keep up with all of your feedback.
As a result, I am pleased to announce that, at long last, I am releasing the full source code for the Sitefinity Toolkit on Codeplex. All updates, discussions, bug reports, and feature requests should be directed to the Codeplex project so that they can be better tracked, responded to, and implemented.
Because the source code is now available, future releases of the Toolkit will no longer be compiled for every Sitefinity version. Only the most recent version (currently SP4) for ASP.NET version 4.0 will be publicly available on Codeplex; all other versions will need to be manually built from the source code, referencing the binaries for your project.
However, since they are already up, the downloads for the current Sitefinity Toolkit v1.2 will remain available for all Sitefinity and ASP.NET versions.
Whenever there is a new release posted, I’ll be sure to add to the documentation Instructions for building the toolkit for other Sitefinity and ASP.NET versions.
As I mentioned, nearly all of my time is now focused on the new Sitefinity version 4. However, I plan to continue to work on the toolkit, including new features and bug fixes as reported by users.
However, since the full source code is now available, please feel free to add your own modifications and share them back to the community. Any useful contributions will gladly be incorporated into the project.
This is my first ever open-source project, so I ask that you bear with me as I figure things out. But I hope that it is a successful one, allowing the project to continue to grow and be a useful tool for Sitefinity users everywhere.
Thank you to everyone for your comments, suggestions, and donations (which, by the way, are still welcome and very much appreciated)!