The scary thing about relying on Composer with Laravel 4

This kind of sums up my concerns about over-reliance on Composer for what some people might consider core functionality in a PHP Framework.

Over 3000 installs on Packagist, and now suddenly, this package for Laravel to replace functionality left out (for now) from Laravel 4 is not being maintained anymore.

An explanation, but not very comforting: http://forums.laravel.io/viewtopic.php?id=6050