I had really hoped that Sandbox would see new life when ownership of the domain and it’s assets changed hands (see Scott Wallick’s post on offering plaintxt.org for sale). The link to the posting on plaintxt.org no longer exists, apparently the new owner deleted the original post.
There hadn’t been any posts on plaintxt.org or sndbx.org in a long time. There was a small amount of traffic in the Sandbox Forum but nothing substantial. I really like the simplicity of the Sandbox theme and gone ahead and used it on a couple projects even though it hadn’t been updated in a while. I figured with new ownership, it was bound to start again at some point.
Maybe I was wrong? I don’t know. I have been thinking of revisiting my Soccer theme since after using it for the CASL Ambassadors over the summer, I found a few minor issues with it. As I thought about updating it I kept thinking I should switch to a framework actively being worked (e.g. the Carrington theme?). So I went back and took a look at the PlainTxt blog and what do you know? A post! A minor security update was added to the Sandbox theme back in July. Was development active again? Poking around it appears that no, not really. Scott Wallick had made the change not the new owner who ever that is. Other than a couple comments asking the same questions I was pondering (has development started again?)( there wasn’t anything else. Bummer.
Now what to do? Continue? Fork? Pack up and move on? Decisions, decisions …