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New features 4 months 2 weeks ago #117303

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Any updates?
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New features 4 months 2 weeks ago #117335

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jelo wrote:
Any updates?
Thanks for the reminder. I have raised this topic at the last developer meeting but it seems developers prefer to create code rather then documentation (meaning that we didn't get very far).
I will give it another try at tomorrows developer meeting. Please send another reminder in 2-3 weeks to be sure something helpful will be created soon.

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New features 4 months 2 weeks ago #117337

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Mazi wrote:
... seems developers prefer to create code rather then documentation...
We do LS core code on our free time, and we do documentation too on our free time :).
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New features 4 months 2 weeks ago #117338

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Hmmm, while I can understand that coding might be more interesting or seem more important, I think one of Limesurvey's strengths that the documentation is relatively good for an open source application (as far as I see it).

I think it is never good when the developers are too far away from the users. I thought Limesurvey was relatively good at this a few years ago, but I get the impression that the gap between users and developers is getting greater lately.

Somehow the current LS development is a black box for normal users. For example, I don't really know where LS is going, what is planned for the next version, etc.

For example, I am currently looking into a reporting tool, that allows to create better reports that I can provide to others (I don't want them to login into my Limesurvey install and create their own reports, but rather create a report like a dashboard for them). However, I could put a lot of effort into this and then suddenly in LS 2.1 or 2.2 the reporting gets better and all the effort was in vain (I actually doubt that this is a priority, but just to give an example...).

I guess to have an organized development, something has to be written down anyway (goals, who does what, etc.), otherwise I imagine the development to be chaos.

I don't think that users expect much, but a little list of what is planned for the next versions would actually be great...
Have a look at the manual! It is a really valuable source for information. Here some helpful links:
Manual (EN) | Question Types | Question Attributes | Workarounds

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New features 4 months 2 weeks ago #117339

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Hi Denis, I can understand that and I totally appreciate all the work and efforts.

As I am not a developer and my skills regarding PHP and Javascript are limited, so I try to help out in the forum where ever I can.

I know that you also do a great job in the forum. But I think it is important for the development team to stay "in touch" with the users, in terms of what is planned and what will come.

I don't think that making a quick list of what is planned and a little description on how and what would be a big deal, but would help users to see if Limesurvey is going in the direction they want. And I personally think it will also increase the possibility of sponsoring a feature (to get it quicker or to make it better than planned).

Of course no one will or can force the developers on writing those things down, I just think it would be highly benefitial for both sides.
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Manual (EN) | Question Types | Question Attributes | Workarounds

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New features 4 months 1 week ago #117348

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Unfortunately, too many (past) relevant links to the doc (from the forum or external sites) are now useless, due to the last update of the manual urls structure... This doesn't help :(
Benoît

goo.gl/Bw5iM => Recherche GG dans le forum français (remplacer "exemple" dans la barre de recherche)
goo.gl/WX8PH => GG search for english forum (Replace "example" in the search bar)
goo.gl/IxiGu => Búsqueda en el foro en español (Cambiar "ejemplo" en la barra de...
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