Pixie goes forth (again)

Those of you who keep a close eye on Pixie will realise that I have not been particularly active with the project since around December. Despite this the project has seen two releases and momentum has been fairly strong. This momentum has been dependant on the hard work of others and I am extremely grateful for the support and input the project has experienced. As part of this flurry of activity we are hoping to release 1.05 in the very near future. You can already try the beta that will address some of the problems we have seen in 1.04.

It has been quite a turbulent and reflective start to 2010. In January I was not sure what or where I would be focusing my energy this year. Today though I have a clear path and direction. That path is toggle (my company) and I have been lucky to see it survive a recession and begin to flourish.

Since the start of the year the future of Pixie has been constantly at the back of my mind and in the last few weeks I have finally made a decision. My involvement with Pixie is likely to dwindle as toggle grows and I do not want this to have a negative impact on what has been a very successful start to an open source project. Its not been an easy decision but I have decided to pass Pixie on to new management. I have decided the best way for me to do this is via online auction - you can buy the project, brand and source code on Flippa.

Without a doubt the project has been a success. On a personal level for getting toggle off the ground - Pixie was the launch platform for our first year in business, it has been deployed by us on many many websites and continues to work flawlessly. On top of that it has been downloaded well over 27,000 times, translated into 18 languages and awarded second place in the Packt open source CMS awards for 'most promising open source cms'. Pixie has stood its ground against larger projects with more funding, more support and bigger communities. I am hoping who ever decides to take Pixie forward will have the vision and ideas to continue with this trend. Pixie deserves it.

So this is the start of a new beginning, we are treading into unknown water and it will be interesting to see what the outcome is. I am not going to disappear overnight, I intend to keep helping out in every way I can. Its been a fantastic ride and I thank you all for sharing it with me.

By Pixie Admin Last updated: 7 August 2010, 01:25


Gravatar Image #1 Martyn 4981 days ago.

Just discovered pixie - great project! Well done to you Scott, and the rest of your team, for getting it this far. Hope somebody picks it up and keeps it going. Martyn

Gravatar Image #2 Scott Evans 4980 days ago.

Hi Martyn. Thanks very much, glad you love Pixie. We will do our best to make sure he goes to a good home!

Gravatar Image #3 Guillem CANAL 4979 days ago.

Just discovered pixie thanks to www.packtpub.com It feels like it's been developped with passion! I'm Loving it thaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat much!

Gravatar Image #4 Franck 4973 days ago.

I use Pixie for few weeks and i really like it. Scott and the others (Tony, Isa, ...), you did a great stuff. Thanx a lot ! Hope Pixie will be alive for a long time.

Gravatar Image #5 Scott Evans 4973 days ago.

@guillem @franck - Thanks for the great feedback :) Pixie has certainly been a labour of love.

Gravatar Image #6 Edwin 4972 days ago.

I am usually not the first to place a comment on websites I visit. But I have used Pixie for a few months now, for my Internet Marketing Weblog, and I must say that it's the most brilliant CMS I have ever used. So I just want to say thank you for the effort of putting something like this out there. I am sorry to hear you can't hold on to the project any longer, but I wish you the best of luck in giving Toggle the boost it needs. Thanks to Scott and all the other developers!

Gravatar Image #7 Scott Evans 4969 days ago.

@Edwin really glad you are making good use of Pixie and I am truly choked by all the nice comments coming in. Cheers!

Gravatar Image #8 Judi 4964 days ago.

I love pixie after creating two themes I plan to use it a lot. I hope it continues to thrive and good luck with toggle I think your website designs are gorgeous. All the best Judi

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