Discussions LawJolla 2016-09-30 13:19:43 UTC #1
It appears Horizon development slowed to a trickle.
Are there any updates? LawJolla 2016-09-30 18:28:21 UTC #2
I've gotten a few private messages suggesting that there are major issues at Rethink.
I hate rumors. And I hate trafficking in them even more. But when my mortgage is on the line, I don't really care.
We need a statement from Rethink on the viability of Horizon and Rethink in general. Please! zwhitchcox 2016-10-01 00:09:59 UTC #3
Really, where did you hear that...oh snap, did I just waste a bunch of time learning horizon
I really don't see how an app like this could fail though, unless they just are running out of money... LawJolla 2016-10-01 20:51:25 UTC #4
They've cancelled SF Meetup(s). I understand that Mike cancelled his Utah conference speech.
The silence is deafening. I love Rethink, Horizon, and the rethink crew. All top notch.
But most of us base our living on their technologies (on their urging). They owe their users an explanation. Now. anton 2016-10-02 13:43:02 UTC #5
Please RethinkDB, a response is needed here. LawJolla 2016-10-02 15:21:33 UTC #6
No replies... coffeemug 2016-10-02 18:02:04 UTC #7
Slava @ Rethink here. Unfortunately I cannot comment yet (I really wish I could), but your intuition is right. We're working hard to be able to give a full account ASAP (matter of days). Please stay tuned. grenhall 2016-10-02 18:08:32 UTC #8
Man this really sucks. I had just discovered this and was starting to prototype an application. Really it's a shame how things come and go in this business. I'm sure that people are willing to help out and get things in order. So if you at RethinkDB/Horizon let go of this let me know and I'll try to work something out.
//Mattias LawJolla 2016-10-02 18:35:28 UTC #9
I love RethinkDB and Horizon. RethinkDB is genius. I'm really pulling for it and you guys.
Thank you for the update. It helps me a lot. AniSkywalker 2016-10-02 20:33:36 UTC #10
You have to stay silent? This sounds like there's legal action in progress...
Either something big is happening or RethinkDB is engaged in litigation. I hope something awesome's happening but silence makes me fear for the alternative.
EDIT: I have no idea what's happening. I'm not trying to start rumors, don't take this as fact! coffeemug 2016-10-02 20:49:12 UTC #11
There is no legal action/litigation. deepsand 2016-10-02 22:28:39 UTC #12
Thanks for the updates. I came across Horizon yesterday and it appears to be a great solution. Good luck and I hope it all works out. kvz 2016-10-03 11:18:31 UTC #13
I think after Apple buying FoundationDB, there's probably enough big companies/investors out there wanting to follow suit and add a modern DB to their portfolio also. Could that be it? If so, hopefully they won't kill Rethink like Foundation was killed. It basically dropped off the face of the earth after the acquisition
EDIT: I guess one crucial difference is that the core of FoundationDB was proprietary whereas Rethink is licensed under GPL, so there could at least be the option of forking should there be an acquisition that doesn't necessarily benefit the community. This makes me feel a bit better, but I'm also getting ahead of myself. Here's to hoping the team gets to continue to work on both RethinkDB & Horizon as open source projects. I have tested many alternatives and I think it's just delightful what they have built