Tomas Vortuba has a new post to his site sharing a few reasons why he thinks that Doctrine isn't dead and is still "alive and kicking" with things still changing in the project.
Almost 1,5 year ago I wrote Why is Doctrine Dying. I didn't use dead, because it's is just state of time being. Open-source projects - like people - tend to find themselves on the top, being stuck or struggling with the right path from time to time. It's a completely normal process of evolution.
I don't know if that post helped it, but since then many things changed for better in Doctrine project. Saying that this post deprecates my old view and celebrate changes.
May this be an inspiration for open-source projects that find themselves stuck and the maintainers that find themselves unhappy.
His list includes reasons like:
- Bump PHP 7.1 Without Waiting for Major Release
- Cut the Weight to Save Yourself
- From Talks and Post Evangelization to Code Improvements
- New Release as a Baseline
For each point, he provides a little clarification and background from commits to the code and statistics about the community around the project.