Do you understand it? I don't get it at all. It looks like few guys want to repeat the same things all over again, and again, and again. Each time saying about ashes and need for something new.
Somehow. Nvu never saw an update since it was released for God knows which reasons. KompoZer was just a mere fork to fix things, and it was never intended to replace Nvu as the primary development branch (lack of funding, developers, etc.).
I guess the fact that XUL advanced so much in the meantime made impossible to adapt Nvu to the new version and continue development from there, so that's why Daniel Glazman et al. decided to rewrite it from scratch, and also to take advantage from the new possibilities of Gecko. But this is just pure speculation on my part, as I ignore what stopped Nvu development nor the technical details behind the impossibility of adapting Nvu to work with the new tools.
Also, IIRC Glazman said that BlueGriffon (before it had a name at all) was intended to replace Composer in future releases of SeaMonkey, so perhaps it was less work to write the program from scratch and integrate it into SeaMonkey than trying to fit Nvu into SeaMonkey. I find funny that open source projects try to be transparent to the public, but in this case we don't really know anything about what happened.
I think that in 2009 they will start once again (maybe based on Opera ).
Yep, now that it seems Adobe dropped Presto in favour of WebKit, it could be a good choice