Big applause to everyone who contributed to the release of 9.2
You did an amazing job, honey.
However, I will add a bit of tar to that, because as it happens, not everything went well, and this post shows that I am not the only one who sees it.
I agree with some of @JohntheFish arguments, but we’re not here to pamper ourselves, but to push the system forward.
Minor releases don’t need to be more, but it would be nice if we knew the schedule (except urgent/safe ones - brothel fire of course ).
If we assume 6 months* to release a major change, maybe it’s worth accepting a smaller one every 2 months?
I guess I screwed up…
Is this the right place to settle a publishing plan?
It’s not up to me/us to decide.
This is pretty much everything I agree on.
“Fewer new releases = less site updates = less update problems.”
We open our eyes less often = we see danger less often = we are less afraid.
Things that are dangerous don’t just disappear because we close our eyes, but I think I understand this unfortunate equation, and there seems to be a solution to it - do better, or at least correct known* bugs.
Since Concrete is in SAAS version it is no longer FREE.
Let’s call things what they are - PortlandLabs monetizes it - it’s good and it’s right, but …
SAAS requires on-time delivery, and that means ASAP or immediately.
I guess I’m screwed again, but I’m not making money off of this.
Either way, it would be nice if we could schedule or suspend deployments of system components that are not working properly.*
As above, kudos to everyone who contributed to this and to @andrew who pulled it all together, but we can do better.
However, I’m shocked that this whole system is based on one man and that’s why we have to wait (@andrew praises you for what you’re doing) - but maybe it’s worth delegating some tasks.
I just imagined it… one man and us, a whole lot of us…
Now it scares me even more and I think it should scare other users too - what are we going to do without Andy?
*exactly 6 months in version 9.x I reported problems with survey (marked as “done”) - nothing has changed - it’s actually worse. Is it worth reporting problems with the basic functionality of this system?
** Concrete CMS is also not free if you look at it the other way around.
Every person encountering errors that shouldn’t happen, trying to solve them, and finally writing a query on the forum should feel like a rightful co-author of this system.
These users more often put more time into testing than developers, often spending many hours solving or not things that would seem obvious. Here, of course, there is a lack of “mythical” documentation mentioned many times in the films.
ps. @andrew is there any chance to improve?