Developement status? 0.8.0? | Page 8

Discussion in 'Moving Pictures' started by rasmuskarlsen, April 16, 2009.

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  1. ixian
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    I disagree - and I hardly think 0.8 development is being interrupted by this thread, of all things :)

    I appreciate the hard work they put in to this as much as anyone; this isn't about whether I think they are getting me my free upgrade fast enough or whatever. We're the end users, and most devs like to hear from the people who use the output of their hard work, and some of us are suggesting that categories are the one major feature we'd like to see and if they can be released in a minor version update sooner than so be it.

    They don't have to do it, but that doesn't mean there's something wrong with asking.


     
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    ... and a little bit of hoping. Since it is a very nice feature they're adding.
     
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    You do realize that 0.8 development is a seperate branch of code and the category code would have to be ported back into the 0.7.5 code base to give you what you want, right?

    You are basically asking them to almost double the development overhead and code/debug 0.7.6 and 0.8 simultaneously just because you can't wait...

    Sorry to sound rude but sheesh, a little patience isn't too much to ask for either.
     
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    No need to be that way dude. No, obviously we don't realize how separate development between the two branches are, and neither do you - it's not unreasonable to think that a 0.7 release to a 0.8 release would be the same branch. We're not all coders here and more to the point don't have the source so how about stepping down from your horse for a bit or find something else to get excited about?
     
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    I second that. I haven't looked at the source thoroughly, but I know that for almost all of my projects, I keep my code very modular, just so that different features can go live independently of eachother. But even if it the devs don't have the time to release a more incremental update for filtering support, it'd be nice if the damn bug tracker was updated at least. I hate how people tell other users to "look at the issues on the google code page for status updates", yet the most significant feature (filtering) hasn't had an update since aug 5th (which btw said an alpha would be released that week). It doesn't take more than a minute to post up a revised ETA, a little message saying "hey we're busy, so realistically it will be released sometime around November". At least that lets us all know that the release isn't "right around the corner" like we were led to believe since july (or possibly even earlier...)

    To the Devs (fforde, etc...), I'm not saying that I'm not appreciative of all the hard work you're putting in. I just wish that you guys would set more realistic timetables if you're busy. Don't lead users on with promises of alpha and beta releases any any now. The estimates have already missed their mark by a month and will most likely be more.
     
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    Perhaps someone can compile a build off the latest svn using the instructions posted earlier. This would be totally unsupported and unofficial but people can start playing around with the new features. Sort of like a pre-alpha since everyone can't compile the code. We should not ask the devs for this.
     
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    I'm very thankfull for this great plugin, and I really understand that the devs have their work and their real life but when there is time to post mysterious answers like "you'll see when it's done" or "look at the issue tracker" then there is also time to post real helpfull comments like "it's probably done in november or probably early 2010" instead. Because we are still talking about MovingPictures and not about Duke Nukem Forever, right? :)

    Please don't take that too serious, just my opinion.
     
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    You may compile one yourself, but the devs don't like to have it posted anywhere because people starting to ask to many questions, help, etc.
     
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    Long time lurker: first time poster here.

    Thought I'd drop on with some words of encouragement and thanks. Having been through many of the MC packages available, MediaPortal is my favourite if your prepared to put a little bit of effort in tweaking and customising. Moving Pictures is what puts it above many of the others for me- and added filters will finally take away the only reason for continuing to use XBMC.

    So many thanks for all the hard work you have put it- I appreciate the effort you guys put it on this, and Ill be hitting the donate button as soon as I can.

    Looking forward to 0.8!

    Surf
     
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    From my understanding, the donate button goes to Media Portal Core and not to plugins such as MovingPictures.
     
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