January 31, 2011, 02:09:37 pm
So, if possible, could you give us an indication when we can expect most of the functionality requests become available
Hi Marc, just to be clear, the wish list threads are places where people can express their ideas and suggestions, and as I also wrote at the top of those posts, there's no way we can fulfill every single request
The ideas that would be most useful to the majority of our current and future customers
are the ones that are most likely to be implemented (assuming that they can
be implemented of course, and that boils down to available time, resources and technical constraints). Another consideration is to ensure that every single new feature fits the Lumion concept 100% (Simplicity first), so it is perfectly possible that there are advanced features that Ferry and Remko never want to implement in Lumion.
Anyway, our main priority right now is to finish Update 1.
Once that's out the door, Ferry and Remko will go through the wish lists and carefully consider whether each idea matches their vision for Lumion 1.x and beyond, so all I can say for now is to stay tuned.
Having said that, I totally understand why you'd like more definite time scales. Certain features have the potential to transform the services you'll be able to deliver in the future, but the best advice I can give you right now is not to promise any of your clients that feature XYZ will be available until you are absolutely sure. Software development is incredibly complex and although we can offer you glimpses of what's to come (for example when Ferry said that a standalone viewer should work in principle) there are never any guarantees that things will
work or be ready by a certain date in this industry.