In case you read this blog and aren’t on the Shoes Mailing List, Shoes 4 (prerelease) was made available a few days ago. Congratulations!
What does that mean to my Shoes 3.2 effort? There’s additional tested samples to try – that’s good. If I disappear, there is still a forward path. That’s very good. There’s a target of functionality I don’t want to break compatibility with and strive to achieve — a new reference platform. That’s good.
It also takes a subtle, self imposed, pressure off of me. I don’t have to fix every bug in Shoes 3.2 if they are fixed in Shoes 4 and I can deal with working with what make Shoes 3.2 unique and interesting too me.