Pods 2.0 and How You Can Help
Where is Pods 2.0? Why isn’t it out yet?
The Pods project is funded by donations, developers contributing their time towards support and coding, and users who provide bug reports to help us know what isn’t working. The Pods 2.0 release is the biggest release we’ve had yet. Maybe we took too much on at once and maybe we should have stuck to a quicker release cycle. Either way, 2.0 contains a large amount of bug fixes, rewrites / refactoring, completely new admin / management UI, and tons of new features. It’s been a long road, but we’re getting very close to being done now that the bulk of the hard “stuff” is out of the way.
How you can help us get 2.0 out the door quickly and efficiently
- We could use more donations, but so could most non-profits out there
- We need better documentation, if you’re a content writer or have a knack for writing how-to articles, we’re ready for you to help us begin completely rewriting our User Guide for our new site. Contact us to get access to the new site and begin.
- Once we begin the public testing phase (Alpha / Beta / Release Candidates), we’ll be depending on our users and developers to help us find any bugs so we can squash them for a speedy final release. Your help will greatly appreciated!
Everyone gets credit for their participation
If you’ve donated (and opted-in to being acknowledged), contributed code, helped provide support, submitted bug reports, or any others from a large list things – you’ll be called out and given credit on our new site Contributors area. The more you do in the community, the more points you get. It’s not a contest or a game, points just show the level of your contributions and will help document your abilities to anyone who would doubt it!
When will Pods 2.0 be out?
It all depends on our contributors. I’m just one cog in a large wheel, and I have a personal life with a new baby that I’d like to spend my time enjoying. That doesn’t mean that I don’t have time for Pods, it’s just that I can’t do this all on my own I’m asking that you help where you can so that we all can enjoy Pods 2.0 to it’s fullest.
Your contribution can help make a difference, so any of the above mentioned ways you can contribute can really help our release cycle for 2.0
In the future we’ll focus on a Google Chrome / Firefox-like rapid release cycle to get out cool features to you quickly and efficiently. 2.0′s changes and rewrites were necessary for it’s growth, but it’s taken a long time to finish. If we didn’t do it this way, I have no doubt that we’d be alienating an entire community with too many UI changes from release to release.
So…. Rapid Release Cycle like Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox? Yay, quicker releases!
Going forward, smaller releases, shorter waits, and more cool features. There will be no more BIG releases for Pods which result in a longer development cycle that would mean longer for you to wait. If you have any questions regarding the new Rapid Release Cycle for Pods after 2.0 is out, check out the Rapid Release page in the Mozilla Wiki. Contribute where you can.. otherwise just sit back and wait for the storm to hit.