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Fri Mar 18, 2011 6:17 am Post

Hi All,

My sincere apologies for being MIA (missing in action) this week. I've been consumed with some urgent personal matters - nothing dramatic, just things that came to a head due to me neglecting them for far too long for Scriveners sake. So, I've only got three days coding in. Ian, likewise has been sick for most of the week. So, it's just been one of those weeks you'd rather not have but it's almost over now.

So, we're a few days behind schedule which we hope to make up next week. Scrivener however, is coming along nicely. Despite the 2-3 days we both focused on Scrivener this week we got a lot done. Last count we had closed out on another 30 odd bugs.

We will be looking to delay the next beta release until next week - sorry :| . I'm tempted to release on Tuesday, but it's probably wiser to release Friday so we'll a full weeks worth of bug fixing in the release. We'll be releasing both for Windows and Linux. We should be very close to 1.0 release by that stage anyway.

I will endeavour to respond to posts on my previous update over the coming weekend.

Thanks for your continued patience.


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Fri Mar 18, 2011 7:40 am Post

Grateful for any improvements and happy to wait. Love the software.

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Fri Mar 18, 2011 1:40 pm Post

It matters not a jot that you have to find time for yourself - do so - this is an amazing job you are doing, and I, for one, am grateful ....

Take care and have a pleasant weekend (which by my reckoning has already started your side of the Globe).
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Fri Mar 18, 2011 3:14 pm Post

jmsthornton wrote:Grateful for any improvements and happy to wait. Love the software.

Blessings, Stacey

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Fri Mar 18, 2011 3:50 pm Post

No worries Lee. We are happy to keep working with Scrivener when you have something come up that requires your attention, and happy to try out the fixes and new features as you are able to implement them.

You are doing an amazing job, and we're all cheering for you!!!

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Fri Mar 18, 2011 10:32 pm Post

Lee, I've waited a bit to see what others will say, but I don't doubt that most of us feel much the same about this.

You and your partner(s) are in an effort in some senses parallel to Charles Simonyi's long ago at Microsoft, to make a Word that works. Remember that it took them literally years - or at least some of us do remember.

I believe you are each showing effects of a very natural fatigue.

To get such an effort right enough in each of its aspects is always an expanding situation, because of the many details, and the way they hide behind each other.

Probably some of us are also holding items back, because we can see the result of the floods you get, including ours.

I keep seeing these short-fire cut-off dates for releases, and....thinking.

Please, for your sake and ours, make use of the great personal support and resilience of the community.

I know I've harped on you about polish, and the importance of that is also reason to take more time.

You have something so substantial here, and so many of us are, quite happily, using it. We are even offering more than once to purchase ahead for the product. You are in excellent communication, and your performance makes us confident. It's not a situation as in big companies that over promise, then as foolishly go silent and stretch even a first delivery. You are making excellent deliveries.

Let us all go the distance with you -- at least some variation of that does seem a wise way. You guys can think about it.

Best to each, and a wish for that balance to catch you - where you can work happily, and relax happily.

Probably, it's important.


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Fri Mar 18, 2011 11:14 pm Post

Truly touched emotionally by all your comments. Many thanks.

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Sat Mar 19, 2011 1:29 am Post

Real life > game, as my fellow WoW guildies would say. :)
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Sat Mar 19, 2011 1:40 am Post

Bah, and all this time I've been doing Real Life ⊆ Game.
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Sat Mar 19, 2011 8:38 pm Post

I just want a way to give you money soon. :twisted: That way I'm sure I actually have the funds on hand so I don't have downtime from my general lack of cash :mrgreen:

I'm new to Scrivener but it's already made a huge impact in organizing years of ideas and scribbles.

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Sat Mar 19, 2011 10:01 pm Post

LAP wrote:Thanks for your continued patience.

And thank YOU for your continued work. Scriv is an amazing product and you are keeping up an amazing pace. I don't think I'm speaking for myself when I say that we'd rather you balance dev time with time to take care of you and yours.
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Mon Mar 21, 2011 3:33 pm Post

I can't thank you enough for this incredible Windows version of Scrivener. Today I found out that I'm finallly able to open my Windows projects on my Mac :mrgreen: . This is almost heaven for me, after all you have already improved, such as collections, and zoom. A week longer will be nothing compared to what life is for a Windows user who doesn't have Scrivener. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

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Mon Mar 21, 2011 3:57 pm Post

Good Job on the rollback fix: It seems to be working perfectly now :)

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Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:44 am Post

Lee, I can't say anything that hasn't been said, so I'll just add another thanks. Your dedication blows me away.

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Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:20 pm Post

We're pretty much all amazed and delighted with Scrivener, methinks. *thumbs up* Keep up the good work and make sure you take care of yourself. I know I get buggy myself when I've been working the codes too long :)
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