I have a few questions about V4 that you can hopefully answer for me.
1) Is there a date planned for final release yet?
I am due to start another CMS project in November and want to use the lastest version, for the reasons documented in points 3 - 5.
2) Is there a pricing model in place?
The answer to this will obviously affect whether my client wants to go ahead with SiteFinity.
3) Is it possible to swap out RadEditor for another WYSIWYG editor?
The RadEditor has been a HUGE problem for me. Whilst it's as easy to use as any other WYSIWYG editor if you understand HTML, my previous two clients do not. Unfortunately the RadEditor often creates invalid HTML, and produces different results across browsers. I have seen this documented in the forums time and time again. For my previous two clients I now operate as a Content Approver, giving me the chance to check the HTML before it is published - but that is not a solution. I realise there is already a solution i.e. go through every single SiteFinity control and replace it, but that also means overriding the code - which is a HUGE task.
4) Will the URLRewrite be extended to support 301's/302's etc?
I have not found any way of implementing 301's/302's, only redirects which are a completely different thing. To get this to work I have had to also implement IIS Rewrite module which means every request is going through at least 2 isapi's before sitefinity serves the content - definitely a perfomance cost.
5) Will it be possible to easily remove items from the toolbox, i.e. Video / Document list
On several occasions my client has dragged in the "Document list" control rather than the specific document list control I have developed. Another example is dragging in the sitefinity video player - which we dont use. I've implemented Longtails video player. I think its awesome that these controls have been developed for us out of the box so to speak, but I dont use them, and not being able to remove them is a problem.
Thanks in advance - look forward to your response.