What happens when a creation is orphaned by it’s creator? A very solid example is given in the following email.
I writing this mail to inform you about Necessitas alpha4 release status. When we released alpha 3 we said that will try to release alpha 4 (the last one) till the end of November, but I forgot to mention the most important thing: that we also depend on Nokia to release the sable 4.8, because we can’t guarantee something which is not guaranteed by its creator.
Meanwhile we’ll release new updates for current release which will bring more fixes and improved features. On this occasion I’d like to let you know that I just close the very first (and the oldest) Necessitas issue . It is about virtual keyboard support which I managed to rewrite it and (almost) finish it . There are a few small things which are still missing (I’d like to mention the selection which is not the best in town), but, overall I can say that all Qt users will enjoy a first class experience when it comes to input support. The new implementation will be added to the next update (which will come soon).
Nokia has once again proved that it is utmost wise to drop a technology which the entire developer community thinks to be the missing link. Sad.