From: Jason Hildebrand <jason@pe...> - 2008-12-04 17:49:13
----- "Chuck Esterbrook" <chuck.esterbrook@...> wrote:
> I'm also interested in hearing what people on the list have to say,
> especially those that maintain existing apps.
Over the last number of years I (and others at PeaceWorks, the company I work for) have developed several Webware-based applications, five of which are in active use and see ongoing maintenance and improvements. Webware has been a productive and useful platform in these projects.
However, we are not developing new projects using Webware, as it seems clear that other frameworks such as Django, Turbogears and Plone are seeing much more ongoing development and improvement. In order to be competitive we need to reduce our costs by taking advantage of this ongoing development. It's also an HR investment for our company to have our developers to learn and become proficient in a framework, and so we want to choose a framework which will be around in the long term.
However, we will continue to maintain the apps we have. It would be a significant undertaking (and cost) to replace them, and I don't see that happening any time soon. I have contributed several enhancements to the Webware project (less so in recent years), and will contribute any useful fixes/enhancements that I develop in maintaining our apps.