@James D Well actually we do need some kind of date line if we are to make commitments to clients
@James D When you put a date to something it make it real and concentrates minds.
@James D Perhaps you would, but I certainly would not, I've been around way to long for that.
Do you actually know what you want? You've contradicted yourself in this thread.
You want dates, and you want Xojo to keep to them but you know no-one can so you don't make promises because you've been around for a long time.
So do you want some magical fairy date that can be kept even though Apple could drop something major tomorrow and push all dates back by 6-12 months? You want a definitive date so you can win a contract on a wish and prayer then moan that the target was slipped and you "lost" a large contract?
What the actual heck, build it in something that is available now, win the contract and be happy and in a while when you can do all that in Xojo, be even happier... I just don't understand peoples inability to comprehend the issue.
Xojo don't want to give dates because a) people moan when they slip b) they can't keep to them because there's things out of their control that can make them slip.
A roadmap of this type is perfect, it shows you what they are thinking about and what order things will hopefully appear in which in itself offers a simple timeline in that when x is released y should follow next so if you're waiting for a feature, just wait for the one prior to drop then you know yours should be up next.
I'm over the moon that Geoff has finally seen the light about this high level roadmap, I've been wanting something like it for a long time, I'm actually looking forward to the releases to come.