Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Sunsetting Mach-II

Rather than leave things in an uncertain state, we feel it is best to announce that the current team behind Mach-II will no longer be working on or supporting Mach-II moving forward.

Peter, Matt, and Kurt have all moved away from CFML to other technologies: Peter and Matt to Python and Django, Kurt to C#. Since we are no longer doing CFML development and our time will be filled working in and contributing to projects in our new primary languages, we are no longer able to effectively develop and support Mach-II.

Mach-II is a stable, mature framework and is used -- and will continue to be used -- by a large number of organizations for their most mission-critical CFML applications. Current Mach-II applications will continue to run just fine of course, and if Mach-II does everything you need it to do there’s no reason to stop using it. The code will remain in its current state on GitHub (https://github.com/Mach-II/Mach-II-Framework) permanently, so it will always be available for you to use.

The beauty of free and open source software is that just because the current team supporting Mach-II is stepping away from the project, that doesn’t necessarily mean Mach-II dies. In addition to being able to continue to use Mach-II, you are also free to fork Mach-II and improve and evolve it as you see fit. Since we will no longer be maintaining Mach-II we will not be responding to pull requests back to the main repository, but if anyone is interested in taking over active maintenance of Mach-II please feel free to contact us.

Finally, we would like to express our extreme gratitude to everyone who contributed to Mach-II over the years. Contributions large and small -- from minor edits to documentation, to helping by testing your applications on new versions of Mach-II, to major code contributions -- were all vital to the success of Mach-II over the years. To all Mach-II users and contributors, our deepest and sincerest thanks.

Happy Hacking!

Peter, Kurt, and Matt


  1. wow. understandable for sure. sad to see all of these familiar faces that we "grew up with" leaving the CFML fold. the times they are a-changin'....

  2. Peter, Kurt, and Matt: I so appreciate the countless hours you invested in this project over the years. You ran the project with a very admirable level of professionalism and class. We have benefitted greatly from your work, expanding on the foundation you laid. It was also a pleasure to partner with you on several new features along the way.

    I wish I would have seen that at least some of you are moving to Ruby instead, as you all are outstanding contributors to whatever community you participate in. The Python and C# communities are certainly better as a result of your presence.

    I wish you all the best in everything you do moving forward!


  3. I started using Mach II 10 years ago (10 years and one month) right when it was introduced. I even remember the Fusebox OO preso at CFUN 03. 10 years of good times. Sad to see it sunset.

  4. Reblogged this on The Byte Stops Here and commented:
    Sad to see Mach II being sunset, exact 10 years after it was introduced.

  5. Wish you guys all the best on future coding endeavours! Thanks for all the time spent providing whats arguably the most robust CFML framework.

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