[Qgis-developer] [Fwd: Re: [Qgis-user] Poll on website]
a.neumann at carto.net
Fri Jul 17 03:35:03 EDT 2009
I don't know if you can rely on download figures at all. People can
repeatedly install from one download. Other people install the svn
version (which I assume you don't see in the download statistics). Also,
there are downloads at other places (Linux packages, OSGeo, etc.) Then
even if people download the 1.0 version a lot you still don't know if
they actually use it, or just try it out and don't use it.
I still think that the 1.0 version is way too limited to do serious GIS
work and would suggest that the QGIS team concentrates on the 1.1 and
1.2 releases as stated by others. As other people stated, the 1.0
release is not more stable than the unstable version (this is my
experience as well). I think QGIS is great and evolving quickly, but it
still has a lot to catch up compared to commercial GIS that has been
developed for 10-20 years already. For this reason I'd say release often
at the current stage - at least 1-2 times per year and then move to
longer release cycles once QGIS matures.
One of the big advantages QGIS currently has, is that I (as a
user/customer) can get in new features relatively quickly (compared to
commercial GIS). QGIS should use this advantage and release often.
Just my opion.
Jürgen E. Fischer wrote:
> Hi Paolo,
> On Wed, 15. Jul 2009 at 18:26:39 +0200, Paolo Cavallini wrote:
>>> But I also believe that any manpower spend on 1.0 is mostly wasted - no matter
>>> how tiny.
>> This is also what the poll is saying, apparently.
> But the download figures look much different. There the 1.0 version does
> seem to have a much larger userbase than the later versions...
> So we might be wrong after all.
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