Dropping Support For Old Ruby Versions

Posted 24 May 2016 by Natalie Weizenbaum

You may not know Marcel Greter, but you almost certainly know his work. For more than two years, he has been the #1 contributor on LibSass and is the #2 contributor for the history of the project. His monumental efforts, together with Michael Mifsud, are what has kept LibSass thriving recently and why it has reached feature parity with Ruby Sass and is now used by more users than Ruby Sass every day.

Presently, as we are pivoting to a new development model and release cadence, Marcel has decided it is the best time for him to exit the LibSass core team. We are truly sad to see him go, but we wish him well in all his new endeavors. Please join us in thanking him for all his hard work. You can follow and tweet him @mgreter.

Unfortunately, this leaves the LibSass project with some big shoes to fill. LibSass is a popular project that has more than 1.5 Million downloads a month and as of right now, it is in desparate need of new contributors.

We have a bunch of new features planned for Sass 3.5 that need to be implemented in LibSass and we want to do a coordinated release of both Ruby Sass and LibSass as soon as we can. If you can write production quality C++ and want to build parsers and compilers, we would love to help you become a contributor. If you don’t have free time, but still want to contribute, consider asking your workplace to support the project by donating a percentage of your time.