On somewhat of a more personal note to the PHP community, one of the key leaders in the development of the Zend Framework, Jayson Maynard has come upon a bit of hard times. As a result, he's not devoting as much time to the development of the project as he wishes he could. Thankfully, there's a more than able group to pick up things in his absence.
As Andi Gutmans sent to the Framework's mailing list:
The rest of the Zend Framework team (Darby, Gavin and others) will continue to move forward and review proposals, and will also soon publish a plan for 1.0 for the community to review and provide feedback on, and find owners for pieces for which we'd be seeking community contributions.
There's been some very good progress in the past few days on finalizing and accepting proposals and some new contributions coming in. We will make sure to ramp up as the roadmap gets clarified so that we're all working towards the same goal!
Our condolences go out to Jayson and best wishes on a speedy recovery time. It's good to hear that the team he's headed up will be able to carry on with the work he's set forth.
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