I periodically share Michael's feelings as well. For me, those concerns
would be eliminated if the authors did two things:
1. Publicly disclosed the enhancements they were /considering/ (not
necessarily a formal roadmap)
2. Set up a thriving community for "official" and unofficial plugins
For example, I wouldn't mind at all if support for the
mouseenter/mouseleave/mousewheel events were released as a tested and
endorsed plugin. Then those who were interested could use something
they knew would work with current and future versions.
I find it unsatisfying that Prototype is used by so many developers
worldwide including Rails and many major companies, yet finding good
scripts is a Google hit-and-miss affair.
I know that months ago the authors created a private built-on-prototype
list, but it either died or I got kicked off :) Did that idea get killed?
- Pot-Stirrer Ken
Michael Peters wrote:
> Mislav Marohnić wrote:
>> On Jan 7, 2008 9:25 PM, Ken Snyder <[EMAIL PROTECTED]
>> Some ideas
>> are shared with the community while some are kept private for further
>> discussions among core members.
> Why the secrecy? This is an open source project after all.
>> So, the reason we don't share the exact
>> roadmap to Prototype 2.0 with the public is because even we don't know
>> the roadmap yet, and we don't want to set expectations and then break them.
> Sounds an awful lot like the IE team's arguments about why they are so
> with IE development. If you want me to invest my projects, my development time
> and that of my team (if I'm the decision maker) into prototype/SAU then why
> give me the information and confidence that I need to make that decision.
> I understand not wanting to disappoint, but if you're open about the plans as
> well as the reasons for failure/delay I'm pretty sure the community will
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