We sent out the following letter this week to all the people subscribed to the Logos for the Mac email list.
Dear Mac User,
I wish I had more news! It certainly seems like I have more Mac enthusiasts clamoring for it every day. (Those commercials must be working!)
While progress is being made on Logos for the Mac every week, the reports on progress make for pretty dull reading. (There’s an example below.) I can say that we’ve received another internal drop, and some very important features like licensing, license synchronization with the server (to let you move backup licenses or restore them from a Windows installation), and “data type highlighting” are up and running.
The features we all want to see and play with, though, are still under development: searching, reports, etc.
And there is no good answer to the question I’m asked almost daily: When?
The best we can say is: When it’s done.
In the past few months almost all of the progress has been inside the application; the only new screenshots we could provide would be of some pretty dull dialogs for license management. Once the work on searching, reports, etc. “breaks through” to the UI surface we should be able to provide more interesting (and encouraging) updates.
Thanks again for your patience.
Bob PritchettPresident & CEO, Logos Bible Software
Recent Progress Report:
Project: Logos for the MacDate: Jan.16, 2007
Weekly Status Report
PROGRESS:Executive summary of the overall progress of the project: 1. Unfortunately, Milestone Y will be postponed until **. The areas for this milestone are code complete, however the delay is due to failing unit tests. The issues for this build are currently being worked on, however we require at least 3 days to sort out these problems before QA can make another build for testing for this Milestone. The following problems are what we are currently fixing:- NASB95.lbxlls: failed because LlsUtil::InitializeLanguages() was not called, and a global variable g_aMsToIsoLangTable is needed by this resource. Other resources would also need this information. – HODGE_ST.lbxlls: failed in LlsUtil::ConvertBiblePassageToReferences() when calling push_back() to add string reference to the vector. This is causing memory violation.2. The weekly conference call will be at 10:00 am. 3. Book Display Status:- Datatype Highlighting will be completed for milestone Y- Toolbar will be in progress4. Licensing Status: Licensing will be completed for the Milestone Y build.
OPEN ISSUES:1. Licensing Stabilization
TASKS IN PROGRESS:Development:The following features are currently under development:1. Licensing2. Generating COM infrastructure 3. Search integration4. Book Display 4.1. DataType Highlighting5. Topic Browser6. Reference Browser
QA:- QA built Build 62 as an interim Milestone Y build. Its purpose was to test a number of bug fixes submitted. – as of eod Friday 15 new defects have been entered against Builds 62. Additionally, 23 defects have been marked as resolved and ready for testing in Build 62. Of those defects, 19 have been accepted and closed and 4 have been rejected and re-opened. – continued triaging the Dev Priority settings on all defects. Currently we still have marked 42 of 217 (previously 41 of 219) open defects as Priority 1 with 67 currently unassigned and awaitingtriage. – 491 automated test cases out of a total test suite of 1694 tests.