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.

Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: He's here to chew bubble gum and fix broken websites, and he is all out of bubble gum. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills at the drop of a hat. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

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  1. […] is one of the contributors to calibre (he’s also now the maintainer for Sigil, the epub editor). Like a lot of open source projects, John contributed code under a GPL license and kept the […]

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