At the risk of taking a bullet for Gary, I have a great idea for releasing early versions of GPOA. Here's my proposed schedule:
Release bugs only, no working features. This is much more efficient for those users who tend to find flaws quickly and early, saving them many hours of actual music making by letting them cut to the chase.
The next release would be all the known bugs, plus "features" that were created by the attempt to fix them.
The last release would be the full featured, completely tested, robust and user friendly production version. Admittedly, this version won't be as much fun for bug chasers, as they'll spend countless hours of making music without any of the fun of finding those pesky little software glitches. However, if that gets too boring, they could always roll back to release 1.
Or, we could just leave him the heck alone and let him release his normal high quality, fully featured product when it's actually done.
The Pope to Michaelangelo regarding the Sistine Chapel ceiling:
"When are you going to finish this?!"
"When it's finished!"
Every programmer in the world wishes he could say the same to his boss!
No, we wont leave them alone. Don't be a 'yes' man.
Not a yes man - just a guy who spent 15 years developing software for a living, and writing books about it. I know what these guys are going through to give you the great products that you enjoy so much.
Based upon your response, I can only imagine you were a Microsoft developer. I keed I keed!
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Do you know the history of releases? Because I do. Don't talk about things you don't understand. Like saying releases can only be yearly. Thats glib. Releases are...I've done the research. They dont have the history that I have access to, man. Yearly releases only masked the problems. It can all be fixed with vitamins. They just don't know their options. If they wait long enough, releases will come to them. I'm not making this up! Thats just wrong...and I speak out about it.