Here's what Tulon himself had to say (on the mailinglist):
Tulon wrote:Hi everyone,
As some of you may know, my attitude to options can be summarized as
"options are evil and therefore get introduced only when absolutely
necessary". I do understand some users and developers don't share this
attitude and would prefer more options rather than less.
For this reason, I am introducing a new branch called "plus". You can
get access to it like this:
git checkout --track -b plus origin/plus
New features should always go there first. Some of them will eventually
be merged to the main branch, others won't.
The idea is for the "plus" branch to have independent releases under the
name of "Scan Tailor Plus" or maybe "Scan Tailor+". It's also going to
have independent maintainers. I am going to give them the appropriate
extra permissions on SourceForge and on Scan Tailor's website. Any
Although this doesn't necessarily change how we interact with Tulon here on the forums (he is and has been very generous with time and attention and I don't think we should expect that to change), it does change how the developers here interact with ST itself and how "difficult" it is for them to get changes included. Developers looking for more information can post here or go through the mailinglist - I asked Tulon specifically if I should announce here and his response was positive.
To the developers working here who are not on the mailinglist, I recommend signing up to listen to non-DIYBookScanner based progress. For example, recently one dev started working on a command-line version of ST - something we've wanted to use here for quite a while. In general, the mailinglist is low-traffic and zero-noise, and it's informative to watch progress outside the bounds of this forum.
Cheers all, and thanks to everyone for their hard work.