Having been working on this behind the scenes for a while, we’ve got some good news. After years of quietly supporting Swift, Isode are now taking Swift formally into their product set. This means more developers working on Swift and the opportunity for more rapid development and advancement of the projects. In practical terms, we think the only obvious change externally is likely to be an increase in activity in the commit logs and improvements to the software, both of which have been becoming increasingly obvious in recent months as Isode’s been increasing support.
Some details about which you may care:
- Isode is a long-term producer of messaging and directory servers, including the M-Link XMPP server, has been the provider of commercial licenses for Swiften, was responsible for the port of Swiften to Java in the form of Stroke and is where Kev works for his day-job.
- Kev’s going to manage the Swift projects within Isode.
- Swift, Stroke et al. will be remaining open source, with commercial licensing and support available.
- The project will continue to run in much the same way, with public code review systems etc.
- We’ll still be accepting community-supplied patches
- We’ll still be encouraging testing and feedback by the community
- We think this is going to be an opportunity to make Swift better
We hope you’ll join us in our excitement for Swift’s future.