Checking up on Google Reader showedÃ‚Â me Mootools lighthouse ticket’s feed. I saw that someone is displeased with the mootools dev team. It has happened before that someone didn’t like the approach that the team took to community suggestion, and it actually did get a bit worse when they closed down the forum (this type of behavior has happened on the forum too) and moved everything to IRC or Google Groups.
Still, Mootools is not dead. I’ve seen everyone say that if you want to contribute mootools, make it a plugin. How is that narrow acceptance of new features? At least they’re not calling your idea stupid or worthless. They’re just saying that they have no interest in maintaining that or integrating that particular thing into the core of mootools. There is nothing wrong with a plugin.
The fact that the mooWalkthrough has gotten at least 2000 views in the last month also proves that mootools is not dead. If it were, nobody would be using it.
Maybe the community feeling isn’t up to par, at this time. I know jQuery’s community is pretty huge and they’re very open about their library. Mootoolers seem not to be so similar. Or least the main mootools developers. I sense that the majority of the community is confused on where things are headed for both parts of mootools, community and development.
I just want to say that Mootools is not dead; don’t say it is, or it might happen.
Here are the things I saw in the ticket on mootools’ lighthouse.
Daniel ******** July 31st, 2008 @ 02:40 AM
* Ã¢â€ â€™ Title changed from Ã¢â‚¬Å“Inherited Private Variables In Moo?Ã¢â‚¬Â to Ã¢â‚¬Å“Mootools are deadÃ¢â‚¬Â
I feel, you guys are blind (or sleeping). You are not interested in any new concept, new features, nor bug fixing. I understand, this project didn’t brought money for you, but it’s only yours fault. No sane person would kill forum and community at all. Many thanx for you work, but it’s obvious, that moo developement, is completely dead now.
Polite person would write to blog something about, e.g. “sorry guys, but we have no time (money) to continue.”
Valerio was all the time rude and displeasing, so I’m not surprised, I’m just sad.
Daniel ******** July 31st, 2008 @ 03:49 AM
* Ã¢â€ â€™ Tag changed from Ã¢â‚¬Å“enhancement wontfixÃ¢â‚¬Â to Ã¢â‚¬Å“blocker critical defect wontfixÃ¢â‚¬Â
… only what moo guys are doing during last year, is:
* trashing suggestions
* invaliding request
* ignoring fixes
* ridiculing new ideas
That’s sad true.