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Roadmap or Spontaneous Updates?

Discussion in 'General XenForo Discussion and Feedback' started by James, May 20, 2011.


Roadmap or Spontaneous Updates?

  1. Roadmap

  2. Spontaneous Updates

  1. James

    James Well-Known Member

    Having read the development update recently posted, I wonder how many people would've preferred a roadmap or the spontaneous surprise that we've just recently received.

    Which would you prefer?
  2. iTuN3r

    iTuN3r Well-Known Member

    Nah i don't need any roadmap but updates once in a while would be great :)
  3. Kier

    Kier XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Call it a spontaneous roadmap. :rolleyes:
  4. maidos

    maidos Active Member

    spontaneous update, for my opnion only. because if theres any hickup during the road map like security exploits, more bug reports than expected which is more time consuming, it will eventually lead to any possible delays which will no longer correspond to the road map itself.
    i think spontaneous updates is a more of a comfort zones for the developers, where they release their update at their own pace instead of forcing themself stressing out in order to keep themself within the timeframe for the roadmap they created. IB proved that point already when they released their 4.0 Gold, they announced the gold release dates several months in advance
  5. Carl

    Carl Well-Known Member

    Depends - and will always depend on what the user is looking for in each release.
  6. Veer

    Veer Well-Known Member

    Spontaneous Updates
  7. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    Aw geeze, this roadmap thing has been discussed to death and back already.
    I vote spontaneous updates.

    Surprise me!
  8. Carl

    Carl Well-Known Member

    Not if things you would like added didnt get added. It is a catch 22.
  9. jmurrayhead

    jmurrayhead Well-Known Member

    As long as things keeps getting better in a timely matter (as they have been), I really don't care either way. I probably wouldn't even be bothered to read a roadmap, TBH. :confused:
    Kier and Peggy like this.
  10. James

    James Well-Known Member

    I was hoping to see which method people prefer, now that a large majority (if not 100%) are pleased about 1.1. If this turns into another roadmap discussion I think I'll report for closure :D
  11. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    I never did like take notice of roadmaps, spontaneous updates are always a nice unexpected surprise without that time table that roadmaps often have attached to them.
    James likes this.
  12. Wuebit

    Wuebit Well-Known Member

    Roadmap.. I would like to know what is coming and the goals are :)
  13. Carl

    Carl Well-Known Member

    I only want to know what they have let slide, if it become's a habit its a concern.
  14. hellreturn

    hellreturn Active Member

    I was looking to purchase license of Xenforo but for my new forums, Calendar and few other missing features are crucial. As a waiting customer for few features, I would like to purchase the license 3 months before, so it gives me enough time to advertise my forum on my other forums.

    Nothing should be perfect and released on same month as specified but road-map helps new customer in deciding what features are going to be added. I was just about to purchase new IPB license but now I know new version is going to have custom profile field and few other things which I was waiting for.

    Roadmap is deciding factor at least for me because at present Xenforo doesn't have all features that other competitors are having. With roadmap new waiting customer at least will know what they will get in next 6 months and then they can decide either to wait or go ahead with other options.

    Thanks for posting what will be added in 1.1 :)
    whynot likes this.
  15. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    Nope. If what I want isn't added, I have faith that it will be eventually.
    Shelley likes this.
  16. Carl

    Carl Well-Known Member

    Yeah its well documented you are a xenforo fangirl though.

    Im talking about the real world. ;)
  17. Nasr

    Nasr Well-Known Member

    I think it's much bettter to have these updates where the team is almost certain listed features will be included in next major release, 1.1 in this instance.
  18. Carl

    Carl Well-Known Member

    Except for the features they have let slide which they wont now admit.
  19. Nasr

    Nasr Well-Known Member

    Are you talking about features that they didnt mention but will be in 1.1. Or features that you think should be in 1.1 but aren't planned for 1.1?
    Peggy likes this.
  20. Carl

    Carl Well-Known Member

    "There are also a few things that we had originally slated for 1.1 that will now be pushed back to a later release in favour of getting 1.1 out sooner with an array of completed features."

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