web2project Status Update: Post-Release Candidate 1

It's been 16 days since the first Release Candidate for web2project v1.0 was released.

In the time, we've had 13 bugs reported by a total of five different users.  Combined with the four issues we had before, we briefly reached a peak of 17 issues.  As of 7pm Eastern today, the current triage is:

  • Ten of the 17 issues have been resolved;
  • Three of the remaining seven (#128, 134, and 140)  are up for resolution now;
  • One (#78) is a critical show-stopping issue that must be fixed;
  • One (#133) is a minor issue that should be fixed;
  • One (#58) is an annoyance that should be fixed but may not make the cut;
  • One (#112) is more properly considered a feature and probably won't make the cut this time around without someone knowledgable on Translation Management to evaluate it*;

*  While I try to be familiar with most of the core system – like any project – no one single person knows everything.  As a native English-speaker, I know the basics of how the Translation Management works but only use it in passing.

Even more interestingly, the average number of downloads is up to nearly 10x what we had before.  These numbers are still incredibly low and wildly fluctuating, it's a good sign that people are trying it out and sharing feedback.  We've gotten a number of feature requests, suggestions for improvement, and positive feedback throughout.

If you're still looking to help out somewhere, we need a few things:

  • Try out web2projectDownload web2project and give it a spin.  If you're a dotProject user, try upgrading and let us know what you think;
  • Feedback is always welcome – we're collecting questions and fielding support requests in the forums but bugs and feature requests are handled in our issue tracker;
  • Reviews are importantweb2project was dropped from Wikipedia a few weeks ago for not having a v1.0 out and lacking any third party reviews.  We're working on the first part, you can help on the second;
  • Designers are always welcome – As with most Open Source projects, some consider our layouts… ugly.  If you have design improvements or cleanups to the underlying html, please share them.

Note to regular readers: After we reach v1.0 of web2project, I promise to talk about other things. 😉