This is a very good suggestion and we will consider it for implementation. We realize that more feedback with regard to release dates would be very helpful to all.
At this point, however, our plans change too often to be able to provide you with a precise timeline. We are trying to incorporate the numerous client requests we get every day. We are also trying to react quickly to bug reports and critical issues. New task occur often and we change our plans to provide for that.
As a general guidance, you might consider the following:
• We have 2 to 3 releases per year (at the beginning and end of the year).
• We have about 2 Service Packs in between. They focus on bug fixing and come within a month period from each other.
Now that our product and client base have grown we are working to improve our planning process as to be able to give you with more guidance on our plans.
As a first step we will start announcing release dates (once they are clear) as sticky messages in the forum.
I hope that I was able to address your concern.
the Telerik team