laugh Actually they’'ve tried. =) I enjoy my real job too much to leave it.
As for the development work… I work at a university. End of semester and lots of deadlines. By the time I get home, not in the mood to code. So when I’‘ve had some time to play with it, I’‘ve just work on things I consider “fun” to poke at a bit. =) Hence, all “new” stuff. That said, a lot of things occured last week that closed up some pending gaps that I was waiting on. Myself and the Jive folk are working out some… I suppose you could call them business plans… about some things. Should improve things from my perspective. … Like… oh… for example… I won’'t have to find out after the fact that the wrong release version was put out.
You all should see some more development coming soon though. All future versions will be for Openfire though, so those that haven’'t upgraded will need to do so to get a hold of the newer ones.
Oh btw! Batch of status updates. There’‘s some good work going on on the yahoo support front. I’‘m excited about that maybe moving to the stable side asap! SIP/SIMPLE will be back soon. GTalk/XMPP is mostly being taken care of by another person. MSN might be moving to a different network communication layer, as I’‘ve got some helpers on that front. ICQ will require a lot of misc work on my part. However I have a good knowledge of how OSCAR works so it shouldn’‘t be hard, and I can send my work back up the pipe to joscar. With the amount of things that are likely to be in the next release … I’‘m having trouble deciding if I should release 1.1.0 or … hell even 2.0. We’'ll see. =)
Anyway, stay tuned! And everyone, please don’‘t forget to vote in the issue tracker for what’'s important to you! MUC/Groupchat and auto reconnects are up at the top of the list right now.