Here is a short update on the 1.3.x progress. The promised comments support already works properly and is available from SVN HEAD. The rewrite with a DB backend using sqlite has started and there is a first prototype able to load and write items to the database. During the first integration work the necessary work became much clearer and I think the effort is now more predictable. My current estimation is somewhere between 3 to 6 months until a first stable version.
As always I want to motivate everyone to join development. You don't need to bring anything with you beside a little bit of C coding knowledge and time to spend. After all how many users are out there? And what is a good user/developer ratio? While I think 100/1 might be normal is 1000/1 also ok? Anyone knowing about typical open source numbers?