> It is just that other people bear the cost of your actions in the end.
What kind of costs do you mean?
> FreeMind 0.8.0 has been released 2005-09-10. Today is 2007-07-05. Seeing how
> things are going with the process discipline, I would be surprised if we had
> 0.9.0 final in this year.
Why are you so pessimistic?
> There are many new major features, and we can expect a long and
> tiresome testing phase. We will have a 2-year delay between the final
> releases, for no good reasons with the exception of a lack of
> discipline. In my private version of FreeMind, I have several
> features I would be happy to see released, just that unlike you, I
> stick to discipline, just like I did for the version 0.8.0. It is
> simply that I value that FreeMind users should get the product in
> reasonable time. I thought you might consider valuing that too.
From my point of view there is no reason for postponing your
improvements. I would appreciate if you could post patches or at least
I do not see how just waiting of release could help to create it. What
is missed for creating of the new beta? If it is lack of tests, let us
publish a new alpha and wait for new bug reports.
I think that not a "lack of discipline" but lack of process is the main
reason for the delay. I mean that efforts of developers and other
community members could be better coordinated by clearly formulating of
the next tasks, defining responsibilities and communicating the progress.
What do YOU think?
Best regards, Dimitry