Sigil has a new caretaker

You might recall that about a month ago I posted a request concerning Sigil, the Epub editor. Its developer was moving on to a job at Google, and he no longer had time to support and maintain the app.

Strahinja  announced today that he's found someone to take over.

As of today, the official maintainer for both Sigil and FlightCrew is John Schember (“user_none” on MobileRead). He’s a very bright and competent guy. He’s got what it takes, trust me. As a community, please give him the same consideration and respect you gave me. It will take him many weeks (if not a few months) to get fully up to speed with the codebase, so patience and a warm welcome from the community will make sure things go smoothly.

To those that are still on the fence on whether to contribute to Sigil’s development or not, get off that fence and help out John. 🙂

I've never met John, but I know of him and I know that you have likely used his work. He's been a contributor to calibre for several years now, and a good part of the early ereader device support was his work.

About Nate Hoffelder (11481 Articles)
Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: "I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

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