First of all, thank you so much for all the hard work you’ve done on Liquibase over the years! I’ve been using it for about 6 years now, and it’s enabled a lot productivity gains on many different projects I’ve used it on.
I was hoping that perhaps you could give us an update on your realistic future plans for Liquibase.
It’s been over a year since the last release and progress seems to have fully halted on new public development as well as bug fixes and PR approval / merges. I know there was a bit of activity when DBManul was announced and some changes were merged back in, but it’s since stopped again. PRs for rather important things like Java 9 support are sitting unreviewed. I notice that there is a significant amount of work happening in the Datical Liquibase fork, but while that is ostensibly open source (i can certainly see the code) - there is no indication of what those changes are or if there is ever an expectation of public binaries to be released from it. Is the intention there something that you are at liberty to clarify?
If I look back over the last 7 years of history on Liquibase - I can see that tickets were closed fairly consistently up until 2016, when it looks like progress came to a halt.
I promise, I’m not trying to pass any judgement here. You created this project and if even if it never receives another update you’ve given a lot to the community! What I am trying to do though, is understand what I should plan for when starting new projects. Is it realistic to expect to continue to be able to use Liquibase or should I invest my time learning an alternative more actively maintained project e.g. Flyway. (Though I admittedly much prefer Liquibase’s model).
Again, thank you so much for all the work you’ve put in over the years, it’s much appreciated by me and many others!