I just hope it's really polished and at least 99% percent of the work is done before it's even released as a beta.
That's why we'll go alpha first :P
Just today, I realized the Print Page feature was broken. I'm currently working on fixing it.
I only say that because I don't want Nao & Arantor to get frustrated with us asking about crap all the time.
Oh -- I'll just ignore that after a while. I'd rather ignore stuff than jump into another pointless flamewar. (Even if I kinda miss a few of last year's flamewars, ah ah... Well, not that much.)
I feel bad for Nao at times because at one point he got hammered with nonsense support questions over avea at SMF.
And I see that it hasn't changed. Same crap, even a year after -- even after all these FAQs I wrote. Even after all the changes I wrote in the code to make it support-free really. Pete had the same problem with SimpleDesk. The bigger and the better the work, the more people will look into it -- and unfortunately it also means the more idiots will. :P
I remember one fella asked how to do something and the answer was in a post directly above his. I was like WTF?
Maybe I should write a feature for Wedge where when you post something, Wedge analyzes the message, then analyzes the 2 last posts and if the answer is in there, it redirects you to a lolcatz. That would be swell.
It's good that you guys keep this under-wraps for awhile. Just plan a good support team and documention for when it's released(officially).
We'll have to rely on others for that, I'm afraid. Pete tried to document the source code files but stopped after doing the big ones (Load.php, Subs.php etc), it's really a tedious job. I personally wouldn't do that for anything. My idea is that if your feature needs documentation, then it's not intuitive enough. Also, for modders I've tried to comment my code as much as possible (considering the fact that I rarely comment my own code), so if one can't figure out what my code does, I'd rather not have them release a plugin for Wedge anyway :P
Truth is I'm just afraid to see this project fail. I know Nao and Arantor are tough and hardest to break, but I'm been somewhat involved in several SMF projects over the past 5 years and I don't think a single one made it at 100% intented.
Wedge started small. We started by cleaning up the pointless code. Then we added our own mods to the thing. At that point we were expecting SMF2 to go live soon, and to release our code immediately. When it became clear that they were going to be very late, we started adding more features. We're trying not to add big features without planning them out carefully, so these days we're mainly doing maintenance on the alpha codebase. The only thing missing from the intended alpha release is the integration of Aeva Media. I think I'm halfway through it but I haven't touched the code in weeks now. Porting mods over to Wedge won't be easy, I'm telling you. However, it's compensated by the fact that it's much cleaner, too, and more powerful.
I'm edger to see what you guys do with it, and just want to make sure you guys have room to breathe. People can be like locusts at times...
We take deep breaths from time to time. Last month I took a few days' break to play Radiant Historia. :lol:
Pete is currently busy on other things like he is from time to time, so he's not as active as I am, but he always makes up for it by adding a few big features everytime he comes back. Aranator: "I'll be back!" And he always is.
Keep it safe, keep it secret.
We have our private area. I'll be posting there the most, as usual. I'll leave the public spamming to Pete. :niark: