Separating Volt to a sister project

I suggest separating Volt template engine to be separated to an independent sister project. This has a lot of pros without any significant cons.

  • A lot of users think plain PHP is good enough in templates.
  • SPAs do not need a PHP template engine at all.
  • The development team can concentrate on core framework features.
  • Documentation/Issues become cleaner and more friendly
  • Vold can be considered to be used with other frameworks as well (Similar to Twig which is distriubted as an extension in addition to php code).
  • a templae engine neutral framework that can be easily be ingretated with any template engines seems more flexible and attractive.


Why not just encourage people to install the entire Phalcon module? Although, people might not be accustomed to that since usually it requires large per-project dependencies, composer and extra loading time. With Phalcon though it can be used efficiently no matter how many components are used.