End of year project status update

Dear readers,

As we are nearing the end of 2005, I would like to give everyone a small status update concerning the project. I also want to thank all our users and those of you that volunteered their time to the project for their continued support.

Any Open Source project either thrives or slowly whithers away depending on the support it gets from the project team, its users and the general public.

Many great things have happened in the Open Source arena in the past year and many great tools are now available to all. It is my hope, wish and intention for the VQWiki project to continue to grow in 2006 so its name can be added onto that list of "must-have" tools like Apache, Tomcat, Firefox and the many other great Open Source products that exist.

Status of the project

The ideas, feature set and other requirements for the 3.0 release of VQWiki are about finalized and will be announced on January 1st, 2006. A start has already been made on a new core for VQWiki. We wanted to rewrite the core since it had not been updated since 2003.

On January 1st, 2006 we will also be opening up the new website for VQWiki. It will be expanded, updated and will feature our very own instance of VQWiki for our users to drop comments in and have discussions about VQWiki. More details will come available when the opening announcement for the new site is sent.

Next to all this, we have also added support for the Dutch language in CVS and have attracted some maintainers for most of the current languages. A new and updated administration guide will hopefully also become available on or just after January 1st. This will be delivered in DocBook, HTML and PDF formats.

As you might have noticed before, we're also looking at possible new logo's and site design. I would like everyone in our userbase who thinks they can create a new, improved, slick logo to give it a try and mail it to me for evaluation! :-)

I hope that the efforts of the VQWiki project team and the direction in which we are trying to go inspires you all with new and extra confidence for the future of this project.

My many thanks and appreciation,

Martijn van der Kleijn, VQWiki project lead

Posted by Martijn van der Kleijn 2005-12-21