A while ago we have written about the once famous and discontinued open source status page project "CachetHQ". A community fork "Okazanta" was planned to revive CachetHQ – but the forked project ran into the same problem as the original CachetHQ project: Lack of time of the maintainer.
The CachetHQ story continues today – very much as a big (positive) surprise.
Cachet, is once again, mineJames Brooks
The initial founder and maintainer of CachetHQ, James Brooks, announced today, that he was able to get the project back (after he had sold CachetHQ a couple of years ago) and is motivated to revive and work on CachetHQ again.
Fast forward 5 years and things have changed dramatically. I'm now in a much better place personally […] and I have a deep, burning desire to get my baby back.
The current code base of CachetHQ is heavily outdated, still requiring PHP 7.3 to be run with. PHP 7.3 has been end of life for several years. Instead of trying to fix the current code, James decided it would be best to start over from scratch and rebuild CachetHQ as Laravel app, requiring at least PHP 8.1.
I'm going to rebuild Cachet with Vue.js, Inertia, Laravel 10.x and Tailwind.
Congratulations and all the best wishes for the reboot. Let's hope this project gets back on track soon.