WIndows 3 Release: My Thoughts

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Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:44 am Post

jesuslpgc wrote:
devinganger wrote:
Synth wrote:was that useful or constructive?


You don't feel that it's constructive when someone says you're cute? I personally find it very constructive for my self-esteem, but your mileage may vary, I guess.


It seems that in the past you were a helpful and nice character in this forum. Sad that newcomers only seem to find this jaded, one-trick-pony façade.


Only newcomers who think that it's cool to be a bully, bro.
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Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:41 am Post

jesuslpgc wrote:It seems that in the past you were a helpful and nice character in this forum. Sad that newcomers only seem to find this jaded, one-trick-pony façade.


Unnecessarily nasty.

Though there are subjects I strongly disagree with Devinganger, and yes he can be prickly, if you look beyond his responses to some posters who’s sole reason for existence seem to be to complain, you will find a majority of helpful posts for members wanting to know how to work with Scrivener, but that was never your reason for being on the forum

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Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:30 am Post

Astaff wrote:
jesuslpgc wrote:It seems that in the past you were a helpful and nice character in this forum. Sad that newcomers only seem to find this jaded, one-trick-pony façade.


Unnecessarily nasty.

Though there are subjects I strongly disagree with Devinganger, and yes he can be prickly, if you look beyond his responses to some posters who’s sole reason for existence seem to be to complain, you will find a majority of helpful posts for members wanting to know how to work with Scrivener, but that was never your reason for being on the forum


If you expect my dignifying your lame excuse of a tirade with something resembling a coherent post you got another thing coming (as Judas Priest dixit).

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Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:38 am Post

devinganger wrote:
jesuslpgc wrote:
devinganger wrote:
You don't feel that it's constructive when someone says you're cute? I personally find it very constructive for my self-esteem, but your mileage may vary, I guess.


It seems that in the past you were a helpful and nice character in this forum. Sad that newcomers only seem to find this jaded, one-trick-pony façade.


Only newcomers who think that it's cool to be a bully, bro.


Perhaps some empathy a la DavidR would've been more helpful than throwing cutes all around. As a matter of fact his post made me rethink my position, download the latest beta and try to contribute by suggesting some translation of menu items into Spanish. With no success because I suspect I posted it on the wrong subsection :|

I'm not a.programmer and cannot contribute little else except by reporting a bug if by chance I find anything.

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Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:47 am Post

We appreciate all help and feedback! Thanks for that. It may not always get a response, even in the beta forum, but they are noted internally. Localisation in particular, as you can imagine, is something done toward the very end of the development process, so it might be a while, but you have some good points made.

And yeah, you had posted it in the wrong section. :) No worries though, I looked it up and moved it.
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Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:03 am Post

AmberV wrote:Localisation in particular, as you can imagine, is something done toward the very end of the development process, so it might be a while, but you have some good points made.


Weren't we in the end stretch? And if you ever need help with french translation, I'm around. :p

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Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:42 am Post

AmberV wrote:We appreciate all help and feedback! Thanks for that. It may not always get a response, even in the beta forum, but they are noted internally. Localisation in particular, as you can imagine, is something done toward the very end of the development process, so it might be a while, but you have some good points made.

And yeah, you had posted it in the wrong section. :) No worries though, I looked it up and moved it.


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Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:08 am Post

takirks wrote:I have to be brutally honest... I think the people bitching about things relating to the release of 3.0 are hypocritical. If the L&L folks released a premature version as 3.0, then I'd be the one angry with them.


No, they aren't. They're taking L&L at face value regarding the setting of dates for a WinV3 release and becoming frustrated as each successive date comes and goes, without a general release. Perfectly understandable, and what David touches on.

The people who always yell at newbs to get off their lawn and go look at the posts in the forums just don't get it. People are not going to do that when what they encounter on the first visit is the nasty crap that bubbles up because (yet another) person comes to the forums looking for information. Here's a tip for the odltimer crowd: if you don't like having to say "it will be released when it will be released", how about just saving your snarky, nasty remarks and stop driving people away from what you say is a valuable resource (this forum) but in which you apparenly brook no dissent.

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Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:37 am Post

Prometheus wrote:
takirks wrote:I have to be brutally honest... I think the people bitching about things relating to the release of 3.0 are hypocritical. If the L&L folks released a premature version as 3.0, then I'd be the one angry with them.


No, they aren't. They're taking L&L at face value regarding the setting of dates for a WinV3 release and becoming frustrated as each successive date comes and goes, without a general release.


Without, I will note, *also* taking L&L at face value for all of the accompanying verbiage that says these dates are estimates.
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Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:54 am Post

Prometheus wrote:Here's a tip for the odltimer crowd: if you don't like having to say "it will be released when it will be released", how about just saving your snarky, nasty remarks and stop driving people away from what you say is a valuable resource (this forum) but in which you apparenly brook no dissent.


Perhaps a better tip is, those who complain about V3 not being released yet, and ESTIMATED RELEASE being missed, bad mouthing the L&L team, demanding consequences, perhaps show a little respect for the hard work being put in by the team and cut their nasty remarks. Most of what you claim is nasty from oldtimers is calling out those angry people.

No one minds a polite general question despite a quick look giving all the information needed. We do get annoyed by the trolls who climb out from under their bridge to bitch and tell the developers how to suck eggs.

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Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:06 am Post

devinganger wrote:
Oh, you're cute too. Pop quiz: how long did Google keep Gmail in beta?

When the open beta testing for Scrivener 3.x started, they told us explicitly that the program was not feature complete and that it would take as long as it took. They gave us an estimate of how long they thought that would be. But many people out there see a date or ETA and take it as gospel truth instead of an estimate.


I do not see why I am quoted as taking the release date as gospel. I never said such a thing. I did say that a release should be done in a reasonable amount of time as is expected. In other words do not say you are close to releasing a product when you are really not. I personally think that 10 months or more is more than enough time to complete a product if a company states it is that close to a final release. It is misleading.

Oh and please do not twist someones words in to something they did not say. I even went as far as saying that L&L do not and still have not done anything legal wrong, (to the best of my knowledge).

It is all about perspective. Do you honestly believe that your boss or a client would be happy if you told them you would have a project complete soon and 10 months or more later it was still not done? Just being realistic.

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Wed Oct 30, 2019 6:16 am Post

To all the critics out there: you guys might or might not have a point. Who cares? Either you are happy with the current product as it is or you are going to a different company for a "better" product.
And one more thing that gets on my nerves: one question that never gets answered by a critic is, what features do you miss that the current beta version doesn't deliver? And one more, I guess the final release, whenever that is, won't be perfect. Nothing is perfect!

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Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:53 am Post

Huskey wrote:one question that never gets answered by a critic is, what features do you miss that the current beta version doesn't deliver?

... or what is it you desperately need to be able to do that the current 1.9 version can’t do?
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Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:25 am Post

Ensorcell wrote:It is all about perspective. Do you honestly believe that your boss or a client would be happy if you told them you would have a project complete soon and 10 months or more later it was still not done? Just being realistic.


I have, in fact, been in that very position multiple times throughout my career. And yes, both boss and clients were *VERY* happy with my work, thank you for asking! In all cases, everyone understood that there were many factors outside of my control (or theirs, for that matter) and that in many cases, there were times when I insisted on slowing down the pace of a task that look simple/easy and discovered that it had potential landmines. Going slowly and thinking to the future helped us resolve quite a few nasty problems before we uncovered them the hard way.

So that's a great metaphor for this beta!

Also, one important thing to keep in mind: *we are not L&L's bosses, nor are we their clients.* We are their *customers*, and that is a small but important difference. We purchase the product they sell today. It is a transaction at its core, not a relationship.
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Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:46 pm Post

I know I'm new and late to register to the party, but...

I work for a company that told their customers the product would be released by the end of the year. That time came and went and 9 months after when the product was released some customers had been lost, some had moved on and some didn't trust us or or products but were stuck due to contracts. Complaint feedback was of course the delay, but also a lack of communication on what was going on.

So, the next big product they released was released on time, even though it wasn't ready. It was buggy, crashed, caused serious problems for some customers, made customer revert back to the old stuff. We lost customers, customers who stayed felt burned and so we lost credibility.

i kinda wonder how they stay in business sometimes and am glad I am not a devleoper (I work phone support). The point I was making was that at both ends of the spectrum you can run into problems.

Most of the companies I have worked for in my career managed to find some level of balance between product release days and delaying the release as necessary. They key that always worked for them was ongoing communication with the cutomer base..

Most of these companies wouldn't release long and detailed explainations on what was going on, but what they would do is release a little paragraph blurb which gave a brief overview of progress for a couple of weeks - was slow and bumpy, was quick and easy, got stuck on an issue, soolved a big issue, etc.

It went a long way in quelling a lot of unhappy customers, though not all of them by any means.

I can see from the beta's that L&L is working hard to get the product out and I respect and appreciate that. I check every few weeks to see what's changed, but I can't help wish their progress updates wer just a little bit meatier so I could get some idea, some perspective on how things are progressing. I find a list of squished bugs just a bit lacking, overall.

My biggest issues is that since the licensing issues, I experience random lock up's and crashes with the 1.9 version and I don't know about anyone else, but I'd rather wait for the 3.0 retail version to release instead of spending time troubleshooting a version that EOL.

To be fair too - I don't write consistently enough or often enough for it to really affect what I do either.

Anyway, my $.02 worth. I am eagerly, if a little bit impatiently, waiting for the new release.