So in order to celebrate what we have achieved so far, I offer you an animation showing the history of all 1554 public commits of the project (excluding merge commits) in less than 2 minutes:
This video was made using the gource tool and encoded using ffmpeg. This is my first video uploaded to youtube, so I had to lower the original video quality in order for youtube to process it correctly. You can view it in 720p for best quality.
You can see me and Peter WA Wood flying around the project files making changes and addition. Sometimes Andreas Bolka is popping up to give us a hand, usually on pretty complex bug cases or to update his ELF format emitter.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the people that sent me donations since the beginning, that strongly believe in and support Red project. I would like to especially thank the biggest donators:
Bas de Lange
I would have never believed that such level of support from a small community of followers was possible. I am amazed and feel extremely grateful to these people and all the other ones that sent me donations or contributed in a way or another to Red. I would also like to mention and thank two direct contributors to Red project: Kaj de Vos, for his involvement in supporting Red and all the bindings he produced for Red/System, Kaj is still the most prolific Red/System coder so far, and Rudolf Meijer for reverse-engineering Red/System and writing the official language specification document.
To all Red followers, I wish you a Happy New Year! Among many other new features, this year will see the extension of Red to mobile world, with full support for Android and iOS. Let's make it the year where Red will rise even higher than we could have thought possible!