Dan Sugalski Flies Away To a Place Where Parrot Cannot
four five years into development of Parrot, its creator, Dan Sugalski, has left the team completely. Who knows how this bodes for the Parrot project. I’m not one who can call a bird “vaporous” when said bird has accumulated nearly 220,000 lines of code. In fact, the April Fool’s Joke Turned Sweetest Software Mirage Ever had a 0.2.1 release on the very same day. So.
The landscape of software is littered with failed projects. I wouldn’t say Parrot is a failed project. More like a jet-black hovercraft that you see all the time on cable TV but can’t ever actually get your hands on. But, hey, it was still pretty cool to see on TV, huh? Best wishes to Dan and hopefully the work of the Parrot team, should it never come to fruition amongst the commoners, will be the grounds for other virtual machines or future incarnations of Parrot.