> the q2a core is only developed by Gideon Greenspan, see user gidgreen
> q2a is not his main project so he is spending his "free time" to bring q2a further
so my "doubts" are justified....
I wrote this question since, in 2 months of activity with q2a, I'm already having difficulties in managing my q2a instance (full of hacks) and trying to understand what's happening in the product evolution (about which I've actually no idea.... nor about features, nor about bug fixings, nor about release dates).
> but as he is alone he cannot manage all requests (which brings disappointment to some dev/users)
> that is why I would suggest to build a developers team soon
I think *this is the solution*.
A distributed development and management of the core.
Obvioulsy with gidgreen as the "master" supervisor.
The development can be accelerated, bug and feature requests could be tracked and eventually promoted, macro-dates could be planned.
I think that this could help a lot the product too.
Because, as you write too, I think that many developers/users come here, but also go away after some time.
I think they come here because the product is very attractive (personally I'm enthusiast about it), but it looks like there is something still lacking in it (I'm not talking of sw quality).
> This is just a 100 % "writing down" from experience and ideas.
You have said the right word...
I think q2a needs to be a bit more "engineered" (see distributed development and management)
> The requested roadmap would be great, of course, but I think gidgreen will not be able to do it. Especially if he does it he could be blamed by others, why he did not solve bugs x and y in time etc. Kind of stress.
----> distributed development and management of the core....
> So, for now and for the recent future, I think this will not change. On the other hand, I like to be surprised =) but at least I would see a bug list on github. The bug tag here in this forum that gidgreen asks developers to use is just not powerful enough (solved bugs are not marked and appear still open)
I agree, this q2a website should be only a place where to have discussions/general questions....
From here should then arise bugs, features, ideas....
> PS: 3 weeks ago I sent gidgreen all my core hacks, about 30 to 40. It might be (at least I hope) that he is implementing most of them into q2a. The hacks make things easier, esp. usability of the forum. Maybe this is the reason why the next release takes longer.
You confirm to me that you do not either know what's actually happening .... :-)
I'd like to specify that I do not want to do negative criticism, as I said I'm enthusiast about the product