In my recent post I have elaborated about two segments of our audience and the changes we made to our infrastructure to fit them better.
But in fact we have more segments!
I talk about the segments that related with particular software projects maintained by us – Synfig, OpenToonz (Morevna Edition), RenderChan and Papagayo-NG. Each of those software projects has its own audience. And there are no guarantee that audience of one project is interested in other our projects and Morevna itself.
Simply put, we have a big segment of Synfig users, who are not really interested in Morevna (as an animation product).
So, understanding that situation and with consideration of rapid growing of Synfig, we took a decision to separate it.
From now on we will stop publishing Synfig-specific news at Morevna Project website, unless they are directly related with Morevna Project. All Synfig news now appear on a newborn dedicated blog at its official website. With that change the audience of Synfig can get its news without a requirement to subscribe for Morevna’s news feed.
So, if you are interested to receive email updates about important news of Synfig development and notifications about new releases – consider subscribing to its blog here. For those who looking for a more frequent updates, there is also a free Patreon feed here.
So, this is the separation of Synfig and the reasons behind this step. Also, I have a few more things to tell, but didn’t found how to put them in the post above. So I composed a mini-FAQ. ^__^
What about other projects?
Eventually you can expect the same separation to happen for OpenToonz (Morevna Edition), RenderChan and, maybe, Papagayo-NG.
When will this happen?
Can’t really tell. That depends on the maturity of the project, the size of its audience and our resources (maintaining the project as separated requires some resources, as well as separation process itself).
What does the “separation” really means? Is this about separation news feeds only?
No. The separation means development of a whole separate web-infrastructure around a project – from its own blog and landing page, to a dedicated documentation hub, support forums (if required), email newsletter, etc. If the project is big enough, it also gets a separate funding infrastructure (like Synfig got now).
Please note, that the separation doesn’t take any influence on our involvement in the software project – Morevna team will continue contributing its resources and time for managing and developing the project, as before.