I have always had a lot of respect for Jack Doyle. Before creating gTween, his TweenLite library was my tweening library of choice – I’m even a member of Club Greensock. We have stayed in touch since I released gTween, and I’m happy to announce that we are currently evaluating ways to integrate the two tweening libraries to create something better than either of them.
Jack will bring years of experience building tweening engines, boundless energy and enthusiasm, and a dedication that I simply can’t match to the new library. I will hopefully be able to contribute a lot in terms of new ideas, formal architecture, code cleanliness, and hopefully even the odd optimization
here and there.
We’re hoping we can bring the best of both projects into a combined library, and would love to hear what you’d like the end product to be. For example, if you’re a gTween user, what made you choose it over TweenLite? Or vice versa. Feel free to give us feedback in the comments below or on the Greensock forums.
There’s no guarantee that this collaboration will bear fruit, but we’re both committed to trying. One phenomenal tween engine would be preferable to two great ones.
I will release at least one more version of gTween, fixing a bunch of issues and adding a few minor features. I realize that people are using this library actively, and have no intention of simply dropping support and leaving them at the mercy of existing bugs.
You can get additional information on Jack’s blog entry. We’re both very excited to move forward with this, and hope our respective users are too!