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  1. Kevinul
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    12 Nov 2008
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    Greetings,

    I've seen the roadmap, and I wondered what would the estimate release of  the major release of 4.0? I ask this out of curiousity, and I know the schedule could be sent forward more as people of the Sitefinity community continue to contribute with their feedback. I would like some sort of estimation from your own perspective, and the developers workflow has been going recently.

    That gave me another question, how many people that are developing and designing Sitefinity?

    Lastly, I've read the official Telerik web site was a time that you were eating your own dog food as it was described. Has the case study of what were the challenges, etc.. with Sitefinity been published? This would be nice to read when I can.

    I would be deeply sorry if this sort of topic has been already started, and if it isn't could some people answer my questions as you can, please.

    Regards,
    Kevin K. (a.k.a. Kevinul)
  2. Georgi
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    Hi Kevinul,

    We are currently discussing the product roadmap for 2009 and our plans are to release a new major version in the first half of the year, but we are still discussing which features to include in this version. Is there any specific feature that you are interested in?

    We cannot tell you how many people are working on the product. It is private information, but I can assure you that the team is significantly big and we have enough horse power to introduce a lot of new features and improvements in 2009.

    As for the Case study - Yes, we will publish it soon; this is something on the agenda.

    Best wishes,
    Georgi
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  3. Kevinul
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    Sorry about the private information request.

    The only feature I would to request would be anything that the MVP, and other experienced developers have came accross with Sitefinity and have issues with.

    I'll be looking forward to the case study.
  4. Georgi
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    Hi Kevinul,

    Thank you for your follow up Kevin.
    We started to work on the case study.

    Regards,
    Georgi
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  5. Mike
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    I have a suggestion...two, actually:

    1.  One of the things that an Enterprise CMS does for you is manage URLs.  Sitefinity has awesome URL rewriting capability, but when you use the controls to pick a page, and that page gets renamed or moved, the previous link to the page is lost.  MCMS handled this very well by storing the GUID of the page as a link, and then rewriting the URL in the stream to the browser as necessary when the page is rendered.  This function was core to the CMS, as I remember a salesperson demonstrating that feature when it was nCompass Resolution, before Microsoft bought it.  However you decide to implement it, I think ensuring that no internal link is ever broken would be very nice.

    2.  There are several related things that could be improved.  The <head runat="server"> has a number of side effects that are frustrating, among them the inability to add your own controls to the head section.  I've found workarounds for these, but they're kind of hackish.  The ability to control stylesheets through the use conditional comments is critical to writing good CSS without resorting to CSS hacks.  I've posted on this before (http://www.sitefinity.com/support/forums/support-forum-thread/b1043S-bamckc.aspx), and suspect it's already on your radar, but thought I'd mention again.  You should use the same techniques in the <head> section as you do everywhere else, namely using controls to inject theme stylesheets, scripts and other stuff.  The SharePoint additionalPageHeadDelegate is a powerful feature as well.


    Thanks for listening!  ;^)
    Mike Sharp
  6. Georgi
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    Hi Mike,

    Thank you for your additional comments.
    We are thinking for a different approaches to make all links dynamic so they do not break when the pages are moved. We cannot commit to any time frame but look forward to implement this. It is a must indeed.
    As for the script tags, we are not considering any changes for now, but still we believe everything can be optimized. You could try using something like this though:

    <%@ Master Language="C#" %> 
     
    <script type="text/javascript" src='<% =this.Page.ResolveUrl("~/App_Master/JS_Call/script.js")%>'></script> 
     
     
    <HTML xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" > 
    <head runat="server"
     
    .... 
     
    </HTML> 

    Thank you once again for the suggestions!

    Kind regards,
    Georgi
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