Weekly Developer Update

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Brother Mark | Forum Activity | Posted: Tue, Sep 6 2011 3:23 PM

(Disclaimer:  If this information is already being disseminated in a frequently recurring manner I've yet to find it, and apologize in advance for my presumption.)

 

PROPOSAL:  Weekly updates via opt-in/out email or forum post that provides target delivery dates (in increments of month (preferable) or quarter) for high value features that are missing from L4 or have risen to the top of to-be-included-and-under-development pile.  Bonus points if the updates came from Bob or a highly placed manager in product development.

DISCUSSION:  Adventures in delivery of the PBB, and Sermon File Addin (which is Still In The Hopper (SITH)), and the resultant userbase pressure to deliver, accusations, frustrations, and almost daily forum posts asking about data conversion for their old PBs, sermon files, and more, speak for themselves.  At a minimum, they all contribute to an excellent run-on sentence. Cool

COST:  Negligible.  If the DevBoss and CEO aren't getting their own weekly status reports, things must have changed dramatically since I retired.  I still have project plans with dated milestones that haven't matured, and I've been retired for nearly 8 years.

BENEFITS:  If a feature is on a tangible schedule, even if the schedule slips (and we all know that every planned software delivery date slips Geeked... its the nature of the creative process), the pressure is off.  Users know what to expect, and within flexible parameters, when to expect it.

"I read dead people..."

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Sep 6 2011 9:32 PM

Personally looking forward to Logos 4 Beta releases with typically bi-weekly updates: what is ready for public testing and feedback => Logos 4 Beta Release Notes

Thankful for many Logos employee replies in forum threads.  Anticipating Logos 4.5 Beta 1 in two to few weeks; Thankful to read about couple Logos 4 Mac feature parity improvements (Notes and Collections).  Likewise looking forward to Sync v2 co-release and development with Logos mobile apps to fix reading plan lag time issues plus add sync of highlighting and notes and perhaps Personal Books.  Also looking forward to seeing thousands of books available for Vyrso.

Thankful for Bob Pritchett's post on 12 May 2011 => What Logos development is doing

With past experience announcing Logos v1 for Mac (initial port of Libronix 3 to Mac OS), then missing promised ship date by many months; not anticipating public announcement by Logos about planned features and timelines.  Would appreciate Logos User Voice suggestion updates (e.g. review, planned, started, completed) => http://logos.uservoice.com/forums/42823-logos-bible-software-4 (currently has 390 active suggestions)

Keep Smiling Smile

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Darren Middleton | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Sep 7 2011 5:16 PM

It would certainly be helpful, one could simply subscribe to received updates rather than hunting for information.

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