In our company we are planning to use Phalcon in a great project that is coming soon. For several months I have been following the development of this framework and I think it has great potential.
Yet, I see there are many unresolved issues and many new feature requests on Github and it seems no one has interest in addressing them. Apparently there is much work to be done.
I understand Zephir allows us to create many of these features we all need, however it's required to know the inner workings of the framework to implement them properly. I am not personally very active contributing to open-source.
From what I've read on IRC and videocasts, no member of Phalcon team is dedicated entirely to Phalcon or Zephir, this raises concerns on the future of the project. Many other projects have companies with developers totally and fully dedicated to a project, this is clearly not the case.
I don't want to start a flamewar or troll you, I would like us to look everyone of us a solution, join forces and ensure the future of the project.
First, some questions:
- Is the current income from donations or Carbon Ads very low to pay a fully-dedicated developer?
- How much income need a Phalcon team member to be focused on this project permanently?
- Is it possible to create a fund where we can all help to pay these costs (small/medium/big donations)?
- Do any of core developers is interested in working completely in the framework?