For those of you who have been following ThinWire, you have probably noticed that the framework has been receiving limited attention for a while now, and I want to take a few minutes to discuss why this is so that people are not left guessing.
The other thing I want to touch on is what the frameworks future will likely be and to ask if there are developers who might be interested in joining the project to help establish the future of the framework.
Where We’re At Currently
First, let me talk about the delays in development/releases. Part of the delay has been a result of backward compatibility testing that’s been going on by Custom Credit Systems (the company backing ThinWire) to make sure that the latest builds work correctly with the existing applications they have deployed with their customers. And since CCS’s customers are top U.S. banks, they tend to have a very rigorous testing process that spans months.
However, I’m not going to try and convince you that’s the only reason for the delays in ThinWire development. The other, more important, reason is that both CCS and I have been discussing various options for ThinWire’s future over the last six months. It was just about six months ago that I decided to leave CCS to consider other options. I won’t bore with you some run-on about why I left; it’s suffice to say that CCS is a good company and I just wanted to try other things since I’d been working for them for over 7yrs.