TemplaVoila 7.6 is available on packagist and github.
There is a crowdfunding campaign to keep the development of TemplaVoilà alive.
To be found here: https://www.templavoila.support/typo3-76/
The development of TemplaVoilà has stopped.
The future of TemplaVoilà
at this very moment the future of TemplaVoilà is very uncertain, once again. The current development is very slow and a future development might not exist due to several different problems I shortly want to talk about.
Besides the interest in TemplaVoilà is even growing again, any request for funding didn't get a response. For sure the extension still is open source and Wouter Wolters and me happily spent a lot of time without any payment at all. But to keep pace with the current development of TYPO3 7, there would be a need for a lot more manpower. As we ourselves have little time left for TemplaVoilà and with no further people interested in joining the development team, we would need to spend days, weeks and maybe even months to bring TemplaVoilà back to speed. A funding is therefore necessary.
At this very moment Wouter and me have absolutely no time to spend for the development of TemplaVoilà, for months. With a team of five persons we could easily shift the workload, keep ourselves motivated and the bugfix flow running. Unfortunately reality looks different. It seems that there are still a lot of people out there using, liking or even loving TemplaVoilà, but it's more users than developers. TemplaVoilà isn't a cool project from the developers perspective, so I fully understand people tend to spend time on other projects. Anyway, as we are facing several months of stagnation, Wouter and me decided to quit.
As already mentioned, TYPO3 really moves fast and is gaining strength and interest again. With version 7 it's time to put the world upside down again and move forward. On the one hand this leads to a lot of breaking changes but also the freedom to embrace new concepts and ways of thinking. However, TemplaVoilà is a dinosaur in this TYPO3 world and although it was very reliable for years, it's time to move on. Personally, I really hope that there is simply no need to use TemplaVoilà any more in TYPO3 7 because there is an even better solution maintained by the core developers.
We are deeply sorry for raising too much hope and faith in TemplaVoilà again. In the first place the plan was to make it 6.2 compatible, which worked out very well. But then we underestimated the time needed to keep pace with the development of TYPO3 7.
Currently there is noone around who is interested in taking care of further maintenance, so the development is stuck. Anyway, we are happy to find and support anyone who is willing to continue the work, even if it's just the maintenance of the 6.2 compatible version. While searching for that someone we definitely take care of remaining regressions, brought into the source code by ourselves.
Wouter and me will stop the maintenance of TemplaVoilà. This does not mean there will be total stagnation but we will only take care of show stoppers that are easy to solve and regressions, brought in by ourselves. Any attempt to put TemplaVoilà on a new code base is stopped. There is some refactored source code on github but we will not work on that any more. However, if there are some new guys who like to continue the maintenance, they can rely on that work for sure.