In a previous post, I asked a question about the future of Venkman.
There seem to be no official response yet, so I did a simple search: I’ve gone on Mozilla Module Owners page and searched for Venkman owner info. There are related maintainer, peers, newsgroups and pages.
So I looked for newsgroups: if you go on the official newsgroup, you’ll find that it is officially closed and you have to go on the new one. Here you find a message from Aleks Totic on 2006/2/14 that says that he has a patch to solves some known bugs of version .85 and bumps the version number to .87. Here you find also a link to the related bug in bugzilla (and a link to his xpi). Besides that, you can find two versions numbered .86, one by James Ross on official Mozilla Addons site and the one already known to all us by Joe.
The most interesting news are from the bug comments, where there is clearly stated that
“Venkman has been effectively unowned for months (and still is in many respects)“.
So we have a sort of an official answer to my question, but Aleks did a good work (it’s sad that he gave up at some point), James Ross and other people peered for the module, so seems that Venkman is not dead.
I’m writing an email to all people involved (to my knowledge) with Venkman also at Mozilla Foundation to ask if they know what is going with Venkman.
Stay tuned, more on this when I get a reply.