Hi everyone, I'm a bit worried that Flarum development is stagnating again. It's been two months since the 1.0 release and after a few bug fixes there hasn't been any concrete progress, from what I can tell from watching the GitHub repositories.
@davwheat has been doing a good job with frontend fixes and accessibility, but apart from that I don't think I'm seeing things moving? Is perhaps Flarum missing core developers? That's always been my feeling... @askvortsov was doing an amazing job to push things forward, but I guess he's busy with studies now.
To be clear, I perfectly understand why this could be the case, I've been having periods where I have a lot of time to spend on side projects, while in other periods I don't even have time to breathe. I'm wondering though if Flarum has a plan to cope with this (I'm pretty sure I've already asked this before 😅). There's a growing interest around Flarum, and the activity on this forum confirms that, but I don't see the same activity around the actual development. And there's definitely still *a lot* of work to do. I can see some important changes started with PRs on core, but many of them seem abandoned, there's code that has been work in progress for more than a year... 🤔 Many issues about basic forum features have been there literally for years.
And again I want to make this clear: I perfectly understand that this is probably normal for an open source project, but is Flarum going to evolve to something more than that? As you know, there are other forum platforms where development is much more active, and not a day goes by without a commit. Will we ever see that? 😃