A few days ago, a message appeared on the Neocrome homepage
stating Seditio and Land Down Under development has been discontinued. In case you're not aware: Seditio is the predecessor of Cotonti. Seditio was forked by a small team of developers, and reborn as Cotonti.
The fact that Olivier "Neuro" C. has decided to pull the plug was to be expected. He has probably had trouble finding time and will to work on Seditio the last couple of years. Also, Seditio's popularity and number of (skilled) users has decreased dramatically. Although we can only guess at Olivier's true reasons, we suspect these factors to have played an important role.
More generally, it can be said that the golden era of CMS systems is over. Big players like Drupal and Wordpress have the market, and that's not going to change any time soon. For us, this is one of the reasons to take Cotonti in a different direction, focussing on application development (as a framework) rather than just content management. Luckily, we have an international team of developers rather than a single person running the show, which allows for a higher development pace and better support.
Are you a Seditio user? Consider switching to Cotonti Genoa. It is mostly compatible with Seditio and its plugins, and database migration is possible. You can always ask for support in the forums.
On behalf of the entire Cotonti Team I'd like to thank Olivier for the great work he's done. Cotonti wouldn't exist without all of his efforts and investments. It's the end of a great decade.