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CodeIgniter.com: CodeIgniter in 2011: Reactor, Core, & UserVoice

Note: This article was originally published at PHPDeveloper on 4 December 2010.
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The CodeIgniter project (from EllisLab) has posted the latest community efforts they've been making to try to advance not only the framework but the CodeIgniter community as well. They've introduced three new things - CodeIgniter Reactor, Core and UserVoice.

EllisLab, Inc. is formally announcing CodeIgniter Reactor, a community driven branch of CodeIgniter that will enable faster adoption of the best community submitted code to the CodeIgniter open source PHP framework. CodeIgniter Reactor will be available the first quarter of 2011. A second branch, CodeIgniter Core, will be maintained by EllisLab and incorporate the best of Reactor at a slower, more enterprise-friendly pace.

The Reactor branch will be the one headed up by the six engineers they selected from the CI community. EllisLab has handed this branch off into their capable hands. The Core branch will remain as-is and will be updated as EllisLab sees the need for some of their products. The UserVoice system has been set up to allow other developers a voice in what they think needs to be included in the next versions of the framework. If you're interested in contributing, you can find that here.