Topic was locked whilst posting this reply. It contains constructive comments...so...*shrug*
[What kind of dictatorship are we running here anyway? Where a negative topic gets locked down??]
naderman wrote:I would really appreciate it if you would try and help us too, rather than tie up tons of people in pointless discussions like this one.
There's an argument to say that those responsible for the future of the project ought to be doing more; so that these topics don't actually arise at all. Not necessarily in terms of spending every minute of their free time coding, but by providing regular public updates, letting the users know exactly where 3.1 stands and what's preventing it from being released.
As an end user myself I'm waiting on 3.1 before starting work on a new site of mine; it's incredibly frustrating to not even know if it will come in 2013 or not. If the 3.1 whole process was more open, transparent and could be understood by most of phpBB's userbase (by not talking in terms of blockers / migrations / tickets), then I think a lot more users could come to terms with the fact that the dev team aren't perfect and that 3.1 will take [even more] time.
Basically it is not enough for team members to keep saying "3.1 will offer xyz" and build it up as the next best thing, when it is continually pushed back (the latest reason I've discovered from lurking on Facebook is that many senior team members are sitting final exams).