@Norman P Asking "what will be in the next release" is about the same as asking "when will this be released".
And Geoff already said why we tend not to do this.
I think most of us get this and, as I said in another thread recently, I think we do appreciate the high-level "roadmap" that gets filtered down to us through XDC or blog posts, just to know where we're heading, regardless of timeframes.
In the late 90s, information flowed more slowly and the web was more static. We often waited until software was packed into a cardboard box and sent to shops and then read the back of it to find out what the new features were! Nowadays, everything moves so fast and news/info/gossip is on Twitter in a matter of seconds. So when information stops flowing, everybody assumes the worst. When Xojo iOS target came onto the scene, my assumption was that it would be very different a year or so later but it feels like it hasn't moved much. And I don't really know what to think - is this kind of it? Are you waiting on Android and then both platforms will advance together? These are the kinds of questions I keep asking myself and I know I'm not alone.
I think that has been the source of the frustration with the new framework. I think most of us actually really like the new framework, even if there are some rough edges that could be smoothed out over time, we just don't know why it seemed to... stop. I expected each release to have exciting new stuff for the new framework. I thought the IDE would quickly adapt it.
It has been useful over the last couple of days to hear bits and pieces of your plans and goals for the new framework. New controls using the new framework, for example, that makes sense. I care less for the timeframe, we all know that timeframes mean little in software, but I do care if your vision for Xojo lines up roughly with my vision for my software for the forseeable years to come.
If these kinds of discussion make Xojo Inc feel uncomfortable in public, I sympathize. None of us wants to hurt Xojo but as I said a couple of days ago, it would be great if we had some sort of means to communicate, now and then, and if that's out of the view of search engines, I'm fine with that. We don't expect a constant stream of communication (hey, you've other stuff to do!) but help your committed user base find a better way to communicate concerns so they don't burst out like this every couple of years.
Thanks to Geoff and Norman for your interactions on this thread.