It's hard to run an Open Source project, not unlike herding cats. However, we've got an enthusiastic and involved team over on the DasBlog Developer mailing list, but sometimes we forget that even though there's been like 100 posts this week, most folks just look at the last release and figure, "oh, it's been 9 months, this project is dead." That's our fault. We should be releasing every month. (We do, we just don't package it up and put it on SourceForge - lame of us.) I give SubText credit for keeping their project moving along and feeling fresh.
We're still very actively working on DasBlog, and we're slowly getting our heads screwed on right. To be clear, the DasBlog 1.x codebase does support ASP.NET 1.1 and ASP.NET 2.0 as well. Currently, for June, here's what's going on:
10 June 2007 - Feature Complete for 1.x. No new features added after this point.
17 June 2007 - Last day for commits. Have patches for bugs submitted before this day.
18 June 2007 - Everyone who's interested should test the Daily Build we release as the final beta.
The bug bar for any check-ins after June 18 going forward should be:
If all is good, this will be the final 1.1 compatible version, and the final 1.x release. The next release will be all 2.0, with the new version number being 2.x. We'll also aim for a release that runs under Medium Trust. Thanks to Clemens for kicking us in the tuckus.
Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. I am a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.
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