With all due respect...because the development team spend their time in development and provide free project to users.
I brought this topic here
(where denis agreed that releases get delayed) and now again I am forced to say this....
Its very disappointing that monox team doesn't care about releasing releases on time.
4.7 released is being delayed continuously
1) 1st deadline - new version will be released in August, 2012 - official release delayed
2) 2nd deadline - delayed for a month or two - official release delayed
3) 3rd deadline - End of Oct 29, planned new theme at the last moment - official release delayed
4) 4th deadline - Nov 15, theme work is not completed - official release delayed
5) 5th deadline - More delay because of admin issue for Microsoft web gallery - official release delayed
Still there is no firm date from monox team for the 4.7 official release...
This non-professional way of providing updates forces us being a monox user that "Why I should stay with monox ?" when deadlines are never met and false promises are being made.
It also seems like monox team is more busy in providing paid services support (which I agree, after all you need something back for spending your time) rather than supporting this project.
Monox team decided to provide this monox as free project so being a user, we do expect new releases and bug fixes and enhancement which I agree requires time but why team makes false promises when deadlines are never met ?
MonoX team needs to understand that users like us (who are in development) may be losing money because of your false promises.
How team will feel if you have made a promise to public that you will provide new 4.5 version of monox by end of this month (based on Microsoft commitment) - because of which you buy some new machines etc to work on and later at the end moment, what if microsoft says, we have delayed to delay the release for next 4 to 5 months ?
If team cannot keep up with the promises / commitments then please DO NOT make any...because when you give us a date.. we look forward to it and at the end there is no news / update from you.
The frustrating part is.. even when deadline is not met no one from the development team says anything or post anything like we have delayed the project and nobody knows about the delayed deadline unless we as a user ASK you a question about what happened to the release.
Also...if any user ask the question, how you expect other users to know about the news ? you never post anything on your blog about delayed deadline or anything and you expect each user to search whole forum to see if project has been delayed or released..
Seems like team do not want to post any delayed topic on blog because to the public nobody wants to show that this project is being delayed again n again for new releases.
I am quite sure that because of all these false promises, monox might lose some users (including me).
Still there is no update from the team...and 4.7 official release is up in the air....
I am sorry monox team, but your false promises and lack of support / updates does make users like us frustrated...which you understand but still try to not to give preference / importance...if you really care about user's opinion / feedback, you would have launched the 4.7 version back in Aug 2012 .....