Indeed. Surf is not dead. A Software isn’t dead as long there are people developing it further.
I released a beta version now:
Just a few comments from my side:
I don’t care whether Surf is a “TYPO3 Product” or a “Neos Product”. I care if it is useful for me and if I believe it creates value for me or other people and if people are interested in working on it.
During the holidays I developed a version, which clearly shows a direction:
It has improved consistency and simplicity and is more lightweight. Development moved to Github (not completely yet, but work in progress) with all the benefits like CI Tools.
There are still a lot of loose ends which need to be tackled, but at least for me, this state works nicely for me.
Any ideas and contributions are welcome.
Oh, btw. there is one thing where ownership is important: I currently kept the composer name “typo3/surf”, which just means, that TYPO3 is officially vendor.
If you have objections for keeping the name (at least for now), please speak up, I have no problem to leave it like that and continue working on a fork.