Well this post has been a long time coming, but we are finally on the verge of releasing Aeon Timeline 2: the intended release has been uploaded, the support material written, the website refreshed… all that is left is to send out the pre-order licenses to our customers and switch on the Buy button.
To the many users who supported us with beta testing, and generally showed a lot of patience, thank you very much for your patience and encouragement.
Software Developers are eternal optimists and notorious under-estimators: we would never be foolish enough to get started on a project if we knew just how long it would take to bring it to fruition.
It turned out I was very much guilty in this case. When I sent the first beta to my private beta testing group, I thought they would find a few bugs, I would fix a few crashes, and we would be good to go into release within a couple of months.
Instead, a total of 332 separate items made their way into our release notes between the first public beta version 0.2.13 and version 2.0.0. Some of them bugs and crashes, but many more feature requests, tweaks and changes to the application. This process took much more time than I had expected and tested everyone’s patience, but the end result is a much better and more polished application for everyone, and a great base to continue to add further feature improvements to as soon as 2.0 is shipped out the door.
At the end of the day, I am still immensely proud of the changes that have been made to Aeon Timeline 2 and the application it has become, and am looking forward to the next wave of feature improvements I will embark on as soon as 2.0 is officially out the door… but I will blog about those separately soon.