Why there is no new release yet

July 27, 2009

“Almost August, and no new newsbeuter release, yet?”, you may ask yourself. Well, the reasons for it are manifold.

First of all, one reason was that I recently didn’t have too much time for working on any new newsbeuter stuff due to lack of time. My regular work consumes most of my energy, so I haven’t been able to do any remotely productive private programming work in the last few months.

Another huge factor is that the current state in git isn’t quite ready to release yet: it pretty much has the features that I want the next release to have, but it still has a few nasty bugs in it (segmentation faults, deadlocks) that I introduced since the release of newsbeuter 2.0 but was unable to find so far. And, due to lack of time, I never had any good opportunity to actually spend some time on debugging.

And last, but not least, I’m going to spend two weeks of holidays in August. Until then, I still have quite a lot to do, so there will be no work on newsbeuter in July and August. Well, maybe end of August. Sorry, folks, it will still take a few weeks for the next release (but definitely within 2009!). Unless maybe somebody else does the debugging work for me. 😉