20 Apr 2015 3:21 AM #1
Improvement of release cycles
I guess the many of use are unsatisfied with the way Sencha handles and communicates releases of their products. Many threads asking when a version will be released and many threads asking when a simple bugfix-release is available.
Extjs 5.1 is more than four months old. More then 200 bugs are fixed in the nightlies. Still no 5.1.1!
Sencha cmd 5.1.2 is more than two months old. With critical bugs in it which where fixed in the nightlies. Still no 5.1.3 available.
Imho this must change. Please Sencha. Release early and often regarding bugfixes! I doesn't matter to me if there is an Extjs 5.1.12 or 5.1.38. But using nightlies in production is a "no-go".
20 Apr 2015 8:24 AM #2
Call me skeptical, but the dependence upon nightlies ensures a steady stream of support subscriptions...
22 Apr 2015 1:15 AM #3
People Desperately wanting 5.1.1, they have deadlines. And what sencha team replies is beyond thinking...
23 Apr 2015 7:58 AM #4
BUT I cannot release to production with a nightly! Or a beta! Would you?
We need regular small GA releases of bug fixes!
I'm still waiting on v5.1.1, v5.1.2, .... which should have been released months ago.
25 Apr 2015 12:02 AM #5
Latest GA from Sencha Touch Complete -> Version 2.4.1 on 23.10.2014
That was 6 months ago.
If you bought the Complete - Boundle at this time (almost 5.000 $), and you have already passed 6 months without any updates it really look like its strategically done on purpose, to wait as long as possible .... so most people loose there 1-Year license subscription so on the next GA you have to pay another 5.000$.
Well they have 6 months left to proof otherwise, but having half of the time already gone, it looks pessimistic and not customer-friendly for this company. It looks way more profit-orientated.
If you think about 2007 from the beginning of ExtJs (the word Sencha did not exist) almost nobody used ExtJS because jQuery was all on the market.
It was the little people - like us - who instead build real, full applications (Rich Internet Applications, Web-Apps) from one library and we made ExtJS big as it is today.
I feel a bit screwed like with Oculus Rift, which first used KickStarter and afterwards Zuckerberg came with 2 Billion $ cash-bag and then CEO said: Screw the little people.
Sencha, which first used the small free non jQuery-Developers, and afterwards the Enterprise Companies wanted internal apps with support and came with a huge bag of Money, Sencha was founded, and then the CEO said: Screw the little people.
I still love Sencha & ExtJS thoughGerman EXT-User and -Lover :-).
29 Apr 2015 4:05 PM #6
Art Landro, Sencha CEO, answered (and closed) the "Is Sencha screwing Single Developers" thread after over 1200 replies.
Maybe if we all keep asking on this thread over and over, we will get a bug fix release for ExtJS v5.1 in a couple of months.
30 Apr 2015 1:22 PM #7
1 May 2015 6:52 AM #8
4 May 2015 4:40 PM #9
And while it's great 5.1.1 is released Soon(tm), that still doesn't address the issue of the awful release cycle. Even the commercial version suffers from this.
There are lot of problems with ExtJS, but it doesn't seem a whole lot of effort is made to fix things on a fundamental level. Look at MVVM for example, it's basically only usable for simple databinding. It's hardly MVVM at all. Yet we haven't seen any kind of roadmap or announcement where they want to go with it. Even a direct question in the forum is met with silence.
From my standpoint it doesn't seem like they care about the community as a whole, just the few select customers who pay big bucks.
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