Hemingway Creator Says Enough
Kyle Neath of Warpspire has come out and expressed his feelings in concern to the WordPress community saying simply that he is not happy.
I felt like Hemingway was my little chance to give back to the community.
But that relationship has gotten more and more sour over the past year and a half. What started off as an unexpected success has turned into a bratty little kid. You see, at first I was amazed at how many people loved and used Hemingway. But recently, Iâ€™ve started to wish less people used it. I even considered taking down the support forums, download pages, and instantly marking anything with â€œHemingwayâ€ in the subject like Junk-mail.
Itâ€™s because of this dark side that Hemingway hasnâ€™t seen any updates â€” including a painfully easy update to work with WordPress 2.1 (renaming of a single function). Itâ€™s on purpose, and I realized itâ€™s not laziness or lack of motivation â€” itâ€™s out of spite. Thatâ€™s a terrible way to think of your creation, but Iâ€™m afraid to say itâ€™s true.
His post is probably going to be echoed by many of the major theme creators that really gave to the WordPress community what it needed most: quality designs for users.
A sad state of affairs when something like this happens, and I hope that the community will head over the Warpspire and give Kyle a pat on the back for all the effort that he has given so freely to the community.