Following the release of Urho3D V1.7 I also have another announcement to make, which unfortunately isn’t as positive.
I have found that at this point, I don’t have an opinion on most matters regarding Urho3D’s continued development. I also have found a lack of time to evaluate pull requests properly, therefore often pulling them in with only minimal review.
In light of this, I believe the proper course of action is for me to step down from Urho3D’s lead dev position, instead of remaining in a semi-retired state and letting the project stay in uncertainty.
This means leaving the engine into the hands of the rest of the core developers. The good thing is that if you want to do something, you don’t need my acceptance. The bad thing is, you shouldn’t ask me for opinion either.
There’s still the 3D UI PR https://github.com/urho3d/Urho3D/pull/2074 which I want to see through properly, but after that I will not take part in evaluating PR’s, matters regarding project direction or membership, or in the release cycle.
I may still contribute on issues if I have time, and find something that’s clearly my territory.
I can imagine this can come as a shock. However, I actually hope the end result will be positive - you can take the engine in whatever direction you want, without having to second-guess whether I would be doing something, or whether I would be accepting that direction.
Thank you for understanding, thanks to all contributors for your efforts over the years, and good luck!