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  In the best estimate when can we expect a new and improved fogbugz?

Thursday, September 16, 2004

Our policy is that we don’t announce release dates until they are imminent, and we don’t announce future features until they are built and ready for release. For a more complete description of our policy (and philosophy) you could read this article by our CEO Joel Spolsky:

Fog Creek Software
Thursday, September 16, 2004

Sorry to pick holes, but "you" (fogbugz engineers) have said certain features will be available. You have also said that you are working on testing the next release. So surley a release must be imminent?

It's just that we are about to change our SVC system drastically (to subversion) along with our s/w development policies so it would nice to know what we can expect from FogBugz in the next few months and I don't have time to go though all this discussion site and pick little bits of info out.

When we do a release we know some months before what features will be included. So if you plan to release in the next few months, perhaps you should come clean. Since you say you plan to release this year, surely now would be a good time.



Lloyd Newby
Friday, September 17, 2004

Thanks for your comments.  I understand your need to be aware of future features in FogBugz and as soon as this information is available we will make it public.  The current version does support integration with SVN, so you shouldn't have any problems there (it is what we use in house).  If you need the integration script or help just send us an email through our website.

Michael H. Pryor
Fog Creek Software
Friday, September 17, 2004

We are reading these answers for over a year now.
In the meantime we pay for supportcontracts.
The policy for not anouncing vapourware is ok.
But no new release for over a year now in spite of the many feature requests, wil cost you guys many customers.
And.... no customers, no supportcontracts.
No contracts, no money
No money, no development !!!!
Which leads to the conclusion that in this way there will be  fewer and fewer releases.

Adrie Bouwmeester
Tuesday, September 21, 2004

Why will it cost them customers? Support contracts possibly (but not certainly) but the product itself works as well now as it did a year ago. Yes one might like more features but the lack of same doesn't stop it working. Besides the money for support doesn't just go to ongoing development...

And its not as if nothing at all has been done in the past year (support for Unix/Linux)

James Murphy
Tuesday, September 21, 2004

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