New OR in the works and new communication approach
Whilst our cooperation with nadlabak and others is progressing very well (we had a little breakthrough yesterday), we are reworking our G.O.T OpenRecovery.
Since some of you have expressed their unhappiness with us “teasing you”, let us comment on this from our side:
1. It was our attempt to keep you posted and informed about what we do and where we are. We will, under no circumstance, release any of our work before it meets our own minimum quality criteria. In the event that a release fails to meet these quality requirements, we will simply go back to the drawing board and continue to improve it if we can. Some of the bugs encountered in firmware releases are bugs that, without access to the kernel, we are unable to fix. In such an event we need to continue to wait for an improved kernel update.
2. We believe and try to continue to believe it is the right approach to communicate to you on a regular basis to keep you posted rather than simply posting releases.
3. As such, we are still hanging on to our approach, but with the following amendments:
– We will no longer issue any indication of timelines. Questions such as “why is it taking so long” or “when?” will be simply ignored and no longer be commented on.
– We will no longer be able to keep you informed in detail but will just post and issue simple and general status messages.
– If we encounter bugs we can fix, we will fix such issues prior to releasing. If we encouter bugs we are not able to fix and that we classify within our group as severe, we will not issue the release.
It is somewhat disappointing to have to do down this route but apparently we cannot please the community as a whole and therefore are trying to find some middle ground.
Having said that, expect good things to come in the near future 🙂