Yesterday I checked the creole homepage for updates and to my horror I discovered that the project is being abandoned.
While I can understand the reasons behind this step to a degree, I still feel sad on different levels. I’ve picked creole as alternative to the current Zen Cart database code as it seemed mature and, at least to me, rather promising.
Also, the style it is coded in is very close to my ideas about how PHP code should look like. Seeing that the repository is going to exist, maybe there is still hope that someone else will pick up the project.
For ZenMagick, nothing really is going to change. I’ll be trying to convert the current 1.2 beta code into a single file as I’ve done with the 1.1.0 release (I had a go at that in some spare minutes, but there have been changes that make the current import code break, so it’ll take some time).
I am glad that I took the time to write my own (thin) database layer for ZenMagick to avoid depending on a single external project. This is proof that it was time well spend, even though the circumstances are very unfortunate.
I might evaluate another database API for the future, although this is very low priority and will be far in the future. Suggestions are, of course, welcome.