Galeon wrote:A lot of people are confused with the date of the last release. An open source software without a release for more than a year seems to be dead. When I have downloaded FB, I thought it was already dead until I joined the forum.
I think the developers should give a release, like 0.20.1 or 0.21.0, even though there are not a lot of changes but bug fixes.
Hmm, an year gap is not that strange IMHO, since many small and mid-level projects lack the resources to manage multiple branches efficiently.
So often before major releases (e.g. rewrites or the like) big gaps happen, and there is no maintainable branch to release from.
FPC had such problems too with the old 1.0.x codegenerator, which had an optimizer that was very painful to stabilize after a couple of fixes. IIRC the gap between 1.0.10 and 2.0 was over 1 1/2 year. (and 1.0 and 2.0 branch separated in januari 2000, so even 1.0.10 was only a pointrelease)