This update is triggered by bornagainpenguin’s comment in the last blog entry where he asks “Straw is dead, isn’t it?”.
Yes, I broke my own promises on delivering the release.
Yes, there is very little development activity.
I don’t want to say that the project is dead even if this is how it looks like to the outside world. Ideas are there, even the code is partly there (I still use Straw as my primary and only news reader – it’s been over a year and a half now I think).
Unfortunately, the time to develop is not there…
See the current vision of the project:
The Discussion Tracker (sort of a “semantic news reader”) direction is a great and exciting one from development point of view. And I am sure that it would provide very unique features to the users.
It all hits the wall when confronted with the real life – be it jobs, families, universities etc.
At this point I won’t promise anything. The project is not dead, let’s call it a transition period. It’s not just word play – I really want to find the time to develop, it’s just not that easy these days…