Time, quality, resources and scope. Those are the four variables in software project management. As the deadline closes in I only have the luxury to change scope. Sure, there are more features I planned to get into this version, but the scope will be cut in order to make the release stable and have a timely delivery. Time is a rare resource for me these days with being a new father , having a full-time job, following the latest news about the regional conflict, and blogging/develo
One week remains until release, and the time has come for Code Freeze: no more new features. Until August 6th I will work on finalizing documentation, web site, and of course testing.
FeedJournal will become a commercial project in version 2.0. Until then the fully functional version 1.0 will be the one submitted for the Made In Express Contest under a shared source license. That basically means that the source is available but there are no rights to use this source code in your own projects. I plan to add plenty of cool features before a commercial release plus some optimizations under the hood. I would like to thank everyone who contacted me with feature requests or comments. What you should expect to see in future versions are:
- Layout templates
- Browser integration for publishing a selected web page in the next issue
- PDF import (nice for those online crossword puzzles and Sudokus)
- Advanced article scoring using user-defined keywords and extended RSS tags
- Scheduled publishing and printing
- HTTP authentication and cookie support
- Improved throttling support and adhering to servers’ TTL setting
There are also some ideas I had envisioned early on in the project, prior to starting implementation,
In the meantime, I am looking for serious beta testers for future FeedJournal versions who will be rewarded for constructive feedback and testing.