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timepiece
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Roadmap

Post by timepiece » Mon Jun 26, 2017 11:20 am

I would find the roadmap (http://www.ventismedia.com/mantis/roadmap_page.php) a lot more useful if some of the anticipated release dates were actually in the future. Right now, the latest date on any version is February 2017. Including MMW 5, which says "Scheduled For Release 2017-02-23"

Could y'all please consider updating the anticipated release dates? So we can feel like the roadmap actually means something?
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VladTepes
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Re: Roadmap

Post by VladTepes » Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:03 pm

It's true they should be in the future :lol: but the nature of software development really is an "it will be ready when it's ready" type of thing. But yes it would be a nice thing to know. (if for example its months or a year away)

timepiece
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Re: Roadmap

Post by timepiece » Wed Jun 28, 2017 4:49 pm

Yeah, I'm just saying that if all the dates on the roadmap are in the past, it looks like it isn't being updated in any way. Which is not reassuring. Change the date for MMA 5 to 2020, that's fine. But a sense that that document actually means something.

timepiece
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Re: Roadmap

Post by timepiece » Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:28 am

Well, lookit that! Already released versions have been removed, and there are now future dates for unreleased versions! So much better, thank you!

And boy, having the next upcoming version right at the top of the page is really nice.

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Re: Roadmap - [FIXED!]

Post by MMFrLife » Fri Jun 30, 2017 1:28 pm

I agree, much nicer! I like the percentage bars as well. :)

If you put a date on something and it gets delayed, just add another week(s), month(s), year(s) to it.
...and if it gets released ahead of time, then hey, that's even better! The date doesn't have to be perfect, just
not behind. :D
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timepiece
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Re: Roadmap - [NO LONGER FIXED]

Post by timepiece » Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:51 am

Aaaaand we're back to all the dates being in the past. Meaning the roadmap is useless, because as far as I can tell, it's not being updated at all. At least, that's what "Scheduled For Release 2017-10-01" says to me.

Does anyone even look at it? Why post it if it's not going to be updated?

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Re: Roadmap

Post by rusty » Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:19 pm

It's an automatically generated report. We continue to share it because it gives an idea of progress, but it's true--the target dates are really just targets and often shift depending on changing priorities.

Anyhow, I've reset the date to the future, but I wouldn't read too much into it.

-Rusty

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Re: Roadmap

Post by MMsince1876 » Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:57 pm

As always, jiri is the only one who at least tries to gives a real answer and is not huffy or educational at the sight of a critical question... :lol:

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