Tony Arnold, the developer of the free virtual desktop program VirtueDesktops
, on Saturday announced
that he is no longer going to develop the software. Citing Leopard's forthcoming Spaces
and the time necessary to work on the project as reasons, he has decided to stop development at this time. He says he doesn't want to kill the project and so invites other developers to take it up. It's sad to see development end on a nice piece of software (though, personally I thought the commercial You Control: Desktops
was considerably more stable), but as Tony says
, the writing was on the wall pretty much as soon as Spaces was announced at WWDC last year.