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

cheers
Barbara

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
> Senior Interaction Designer
> University of California, Berkeley
> Educational Technology Services
> daphne at media.berkeley.edu
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