Thursday, August 7, 2008

The future of TurboGears

I wonder what the future holds for TurboGears? The current version is 1.0.5 and it doesn't look like the next major release is going to be available anytime soon.

Hopefully this changes. There are a lot of great features that the TG framework provides and it would be a shame if developers start moving away due to lack of development. That's not to say that there isn't ongoing development on the project, the releases just need to happen more frequently. There is talk about the 2.0 TG release being based on the Pylons web framework. This could be really good except for the fact that there nothing stopping developers from using Pylons on its own.

So, the future looks bleak for TurboGears. I hope I'm wrong and the project stays on track while keeping people interested in the project. This is especially hard with Django out in the wild.