Voting for Echo3 RC1

oliverp's picture

Greetings echo3-team,
it seems lately that the forum has almost no attraction and the project finished with beta8. The SPAMMERs are the only one who contribute some posts and nobody is using Echo at all.
It seems - but I actually know that you are working hard on your projects and thus can not keep track with everything happening here.

I vote to release the Echo3 RC1, the current trunk version is quite stable and all issues for the rc1 are resolved. Well I also know that the Echo3 Extras project has a lot of issues, but thats just another project with some additional components. It doesn't need to be in RC1 at the same time.

So please release the Echo3 RC1 to the community to show the nexapp.Echo is still alive and you care about us.

Regards,
Oliver

spider's picture

Vote +1

Vote +1

blueshift's picture

Vote +1

Vote +1, too

ScoPi's picture

Vote + 1

Vote + 1

+1

+1

paulosoares's picture

Vote +1, too.

Vote +1, too.

Andrey's picture

Vote + 1

Vote + 1

+1

+1

rakesh's picture

+1

+1

+1

+1 from here too.
We are still on Echo 2, used a lot of extras and epng, so is a big project for us to move to Echo3. Making it 'official' would be extra encouragement for us (even though it's already stable).
I don't like the sentiments in another recent post that 'Echo is slowly dying', so making Echo 3 official will surely send some good messages and help it get noticed in the wider community.

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Vote +1.

Vote +1.

alessia_panizza's picture

Vote +3

Vote +3!!!!!!

Vote +1

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tliebeck's picture

I think I'm going to have to

I think I'm going to have to agree with *EVERYONE* and say that this is a good idea.

I still want to resolve the TextComponent paste bug before 3.0.0.0.0, but the versioning is nevertheless way behind at this point.

blueshift's picture

Thank you, Tod!

We are very happy and urgently looking forward to your release!

oliverp's picture

Marvelous!

Great news!
Thank you so much. With the RC1 Echo will be back again on the stage. But why did it take more than 10 votes?
Oliver

ScoPi's picture

Not to toot my own horn, but

Not to toot my own horn, but I think it's because I e-mailed him directly. ;-)

vote +1

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got my vote too. The

got my vote too.

The project does not communicates a lot, sometimes it seems dead.

ScoPi's picture

The NextApp dudes are just

The NextApp dudes are just very busy with other projects, I think. I have a support contract with them, though, and I am still in contact with them, so I know they haven't just left.

Nice to hear it's still

Nice to hear it's still somehow alive.

It would be very good if the project was more community driven.
I think a lot of people here would like to contribute more.

ScoPi's picture

It may need to go that way

It may need to go that way if NextApp can't start to focus more on it again.

I just look at the SVN, and

I just look at the SVN, and there were almost no commits in 2010 compared to 2009
On the top of that, it seems that there are only 2 peoples with commit access.
I understand that the devs are busy with other things, but it's a waste to let such a wonderful project die.

I think this subject has been talked in the past and the issue has been ignored (If I remember, that's one of those talks that sparked the karora fork).

I really believe that Echo would be much healty with a more open development.

I remember posting patches to fix trivial bugs in echo2 that were never accepted or even looked into, this is the kind of things that make people run away.

http://karora.org/?q=node/38

Vote +1

Me too - I think we are even past RC1 - compared to many other products on the market (open source and commercial).
I agree with other commentators that the project needs more contributions - and I'd like to see Tod promote this more.
We have several real world apps using Echo2 and Echo3 and I think we can probably contribute more to the project in future.

Eddie

Vote +1

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A late Vote + 1 from my side.

And also a +1 for a more open and more dynamic development. I had contact with a company where they decided for Vaadin and against Echo just because they had the feeling that Echo is not very active and depends on a very small group of developers.

Cheers,
Tobias