Why is SFML a dead end? It's already released a very stable developmental version, and although the developer hasn't released an official stable release or updated the tutorials, it's been less than a year. SDL 1.2 was released many years ago (I find dates as early as 2001) and has only had a few minor bug patches since then. SDL 2.0 is maybe close to release, but so is SFML 2.
I'm not saying SDL is bad or that SDL 2.0 won't be released, I'm just questioning the 'SFML seems to be a dead end' statement which I am really confused about. Was there some announcement I missed?