Fluid 0.1 Release Delay

Barbara Glover barbara.glover at utoronto.ca
Mon Oct 29 18:52:50 UTC 2007

Hi all,
I agree with Daphne that this is a good step in ensuring our users'  
needs are being seriously considered and valued in the project.  This  
really indicates Fluid is very committed to User Centered Design


On 26-Oct-07, at 8:27 PM, Daphne Ogle wrote:

> Although it is disappointing (and well...a hard thing to do) to  
> delay the release, I think this is just another indication of how  
> committed Fluid is to building quality software and components --  
> from the user experience and technical perspective.  It's also  
> worth noting that this discussion and decision was very  
> collaborative.  We are lucky to work with such great team members.   
> Thanks for that everyone!
> -Daphne
> On Oct 26, 2007, at 7:39 AM, Colin Clark wrote:
>> Hi everyone,
>> We have decided to delay the Fluid 0.1 release by a few weeks. During
>> our QA and review process, we came across a couple of blocker bugs
>> related to recent drag and drop changes in the Reorderer. These  
>> issues
>> are resolvable, but will take some time to fix.
>> The UX team has been amazingly helpful with identifying and refining
>> solutions for this. While the delay is disappointing, it shows our
>> commitment to quality; we will not ship code with issues that the UX
>> team consider problematic.
>> At the heart of the issue is some missing affordances (or  
>> "interesting
>> moments") during mouse-based interactions. This was a regression  
>> caused
>> by recent necessary code changes. The latest design spec for the  
>> correct
>> behaviour is available on our wiki at:
>> http://wiki.fluidproject.org/display/fluid/Lightbox+Design+Mockup
>> More details about the issues are available in the Fluid issues  
>> database:
>> http://issues.fluidproject.org/browse/FLUID-72
>> http://issues.fluidproject.org/browse/FLUID-70
>> http://issues.fluidproject.org/browse/FLUID-71
>> Many of us will be attending the upcoming JA-SIG Unconference in two
>> weeks. To accommodate this priority, I'd like to set the new release
>> date for November 21st, giving us time to fix these issues and  
>> perform a
>> full QA cycle.
>> I apologize for the inconvenience that this delay may cause, and
>> appreciate your patience. Let me know if you have any questions or  
>> concerns.
>> Colin
>> -- 
>> Colin Clark
>> Technical Lead, Fluid Project
>> Adaptive Technology Resource Centre, University of Toronto
>> http://fluidproject.org
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> Daphne Ogle
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> University of California, Berkeley
> Educational Technology Services
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