For me is difficult to write such post, but…
It is over a year and half from the first release of jqGrid. At the begining I created this plugin for my own needs, since I do not have find any practical and easy for use grid software. I never believe that this plugin will be so popular and used from jQuery community.
In every new release I added more and more features thanks to jQuery community. From this point it was a very natural to have a separate site and support form, which help me and help you to resolve any kind of problems related to jqGrid.
This of course cost me a lot of time and work. During this year and half there was only one contribution to jqGrid.
Many people asked me why I do not have Donation button? Any attempt to add such button ends with no success. The reason for this, let say, are the laws in my Country regarding the donations.
I have make a decision to add a Paid Support as alternative to Donation. The sums of course will be symbolic.
I think that this will help us to provide a high quality and well documented and supported jqGrid.
It is important to note that jqGrid is and will be in the future a Open Source software.
In this connection I want hear – What is the opinion of the community?
In all cases I will take your opinion in consideration.
I aplogize for my not good English.
P.S. Next week I will publish jqGrid Roadmap.