I'm not looking back
. Fusion 1.0 is better than UBBT and unlike some of you all my posts made the trip (albeit with all the funny little ? mark symbols where every one of the apostrophe's or semicolons etc. used to be)
But I get the feeling most folks are like me
in the frustration that we go for long periods of time here with "no news" (I check the beta tester's section every week or so hoping for a release) then there is an occasional post that "soon, we almost have it" and then another long period of no news or comments.
I can imagine the frustration of some people, what the niche community I bought Fusion for needs is mainly post moderation and a working calendar (but the articles and MPP things may be useful too, been holding up one article for a month hoping...) so for those waiting for an importer or needing MPP to make the money or whatever I'm sure it's worse.
My main shock was when I saw one of the few select people running 2.0 beta was someone who got started with Fusion well after I did (both of us ran the beta's pre-release on Fusion 1.0), seemed strange.
I too wonder what bugs are now preventing a release.
I also wonder what the "corporate" philosophy is against releasing 2.0 in beta with the features that do work and
a caveat that "X" still has bugs or the "ABC importer is not yet functional".
Not jumping to conclusions but I can't help but wonder if the "bugs" are not bigger than they have been portrayed? If there were only a few bugs with an importer script and a thing or two here or there surely those of us who dealt with all the pre-1.0 bugs could live around those.
I wonder because the last "news" was that it would be ready to go to beta testers as soon as everybody got back from vacation (on 10/14) and had it "packaged" and a couple of little bugs worked out of the upgrade script.
But that was then, and I might have a different opinion (still frustrated but different opinion) if you said: "well there will be no beta, we just decided to get it 100% perfect & then roll out the finished 2.0"
Oct 14th Dave posted a "shout" that beta would be released to testers as soon as Josh got back from another vacation (just envy; but isn't that 3 in the last year?...I need that type job!... or maybe use the vacation from the other job to work on Fusion
Tomorrow makes a month since that "shout" and the beta forum here hasn't had a post since October 1st. so no news there.
Last post on the "Dev." board was Oct 23rd and that was a comment on an older thread. The "Devs" quit making new goodies long ago...
Kind-of depressing/frustrating but mainly bad customer relations. No news is not
good news and honestly is
the best policy. So if there is a reason why a month after Dave said a week there is still no Beta let us know, or if there are big bugs somewhere; most of us are adults, we can take the bad news. But the days on end of no posts is not good communications.
Personally; being disabled and just doing the admin on the Fusion board for my biggest hosting customer...
They are a not-for-profit, right now they have as much money in the coffers as they do any time of year, with my own degenerating physical disabilities and lack of PHP skills they will probably need to pay somebody at FBB to have the upgrade installed and their mods put back (mainly just a menu button) if the upgrade is more than one click; and they may not have the money by the time it comes around (they are entering their lean months)
They bought Fusion on my recommendation, and they are generally happy but I promised them a calendar last summer because it was promised here; now their "event season" is half over, so there have been some folks disgruntled with me ...and I have no answers other than "a month ago they said in a week".
No raising heck here Josh & Dave; but I think it only fair we be kept up to date with what is honestly going on. I understand you guys have "day" jobs and a "life" but when you started Fusion you started a "side-business" and with a side-business sometimes people just don't get "vacations" in the early years. Sometimes they have to spend the vacation from one job working on their own "business" to keep their own customers happy. Sure it's no fun, but many people have done it.
Anyhow, my "wonder" is why no beta...warts & all, if they really are such small warts?