Since I currently have 2 unanswered bugs in the Play Framework Github issues for a very long time, I have checked the pulse of the project.
There has been no merge request for the last 18 days. There are still 66 Pull Request waiting to be merged or at least, reviewed. There are 430 issues, most of which are clearly bugs that need a quick fix.
When I go on the official Play Framework, I notice that they try to convince us to use “Akka Serverless” which probably is much more lucrative than Play Framework…
My question: Is there anyone here working for Lightbend or active in the Open source that could let us know about the amount of resources assigned to Play Framework or at least, could let us know what is the roadmap for the next year? Are we still trying to reach a version 3.0 which is 100% stateless? Or in the other hand, if Play Framework is almost abandoned, what is the suggested alternative for people using it in production.
Also, if you are using Play Framework with Java like myself, reading this and asking yourself the same question, please comment so I can see I’m not alone. It could help decide if I fork the project to continue development.