Work On 2.0 Picks Up

Note: this isn't an April-fools day joke

A lot of people have been asking me if the project is dead, or if we're working on 2.0. No, the project is not dead. We've been supporting 1.x, it's just that we haven't found any major bugs that require us to release a new version. We don't really want to add too much new functionality to 1.0 when it's going to be outdated by 2.0.

That said, work on 2.0 is starting to pick up now. The UI design has been finalized, the code for said UI is being worked on, and design of the core is progressing well. Once we figure out the core, we'll begin to show off the UI we're planning on using.

A while back we announced that we would be using Python for the server code. Since then we changed our minds and decided to use Node.js. Node.js' asynchronous design seemed like a better choice in our book. On top of that, we liked the idea of writing Lucid purely in Javascript. There are plenty of other reasons, but altogether Node seemed like a better fit for Lucid.

We put a lot of thought into the UI design in 2.0, and even more thought into the yet-to-be-finished core design, so we're hoping you all like it when we reveal it. As always, we're looking for people to help out, whether you're experienced with dojo/node.js or not. Let us know if you're interested in helping us.

Posted by Will Riley on April 1, 2011


tony April 13, 2011 at 2:03 a.m.

Awesome that you guys are starting version 2.0, Except you're not the only os (I think as stated) to be able to run an instance of itself inside itself, has been able to do that for years! :D Keep up the good work nonetheless!

Jay MacDonald May 8, 2011 at 6:35 p.m.

That news post regarding the Lucid-in-Lucid was a joke, just so you know.

Will Riley May 9, 2011 at 4:24 p.m.

Well, the application itself actually works, but it was meant as a joke.

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