>I typically try to avoid blog spam, but this is too important to let go under the radar.
An interesting thread has been started on the PHP Development Tools newsgroup, titled “PDT Falling Behind on Purpose?”. In which the question is raised is Zend (the largest and main contributor/committer to the PDT project), intentially let PDT slip feature wise? I don’t have the answer to this, but with the latest rumblings of e4 and other blog posts by Ed in regards to the need of project diversity, is it good for PDT to be so dominated by one company?
The PHPEclipse committers at one time had approached the PDT committers to combine forces, but that has apparently left the two at arms length. Personally, I think it would be good to combine the two projects, and get some diversity into PDT. I have used both products, and both have good features that would make a great combined PHP development tool. In regards to releases, it’s been a long while since PHPEclipse has had an official release as well.
The newsgroup posting is really the first public rumblings I’ve seen from the community in regards to the state of progress or appearance of lack of progress. It’s good for the community to voice their opinions and concerns, now it’s up to project to respond appropriately to help nurture the community they are trying to build.