Well, I guess it had to happen at some point. Catalyst and Jifty competing for the same mindshare could only go on for so long:
Jifty is the future
Kind of sad but... maybe better this way.
"We've pounded our heads against this "web framework" thing for long enough. We've spent over a year developing the most flexible, portable and extensible web MVC framework available in perl. Turns out running under lots of different environments and offering the user a selection of models and views and total control over their controller operation just isn't all it's cracked up to be...."