To release or not to release…

So I have a QuickBox2D editor that I’ve had since the earliest version of QuickBox2D. It is really pretty buggy and imperfect. I’m wondering if I should release it even though it’s really buggy… my main issue is I won’t be able to guarantee that it is a safe editor to use for real projects.

Thoughts? Should I release it anyway?

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  1. Posted March 31, 2010 at 6:00 pm | Permalink

    The editor could start by popping up a dialog explaining it’s in “beta” or something. Or you could just have a Google-style “beta tag”.

  2. Mauricio
    Posted March 31, 2010 at 6:05 pm | Permalink

    Yes, please!… i think it could help to novices to get on the road, or experts to improve it and re-release it

  3. Posted March 31, 2010 at 6:18 pm | Permalink

    When you say “releasing” do you mean you are thinking about releasing the code and the editor or just the editor as an application?

  4. Johanny
    Posted March 31, 2010 at 6:27 pm | Permalink

    You should release it and use a SVN host to allow to be helped by the community, I can help :)

  5. Posted March 31, 2010 at 7:03 pm | Permalink

    I would be releasing the code and the editor… and SVN is a good idea. Curious to see what other think… it’s great that you’d be willing to help.

  6. Posted March 31, 2010 at 7:04 pm | Permalink

    Also like the idea of adding a beta dialogue… :D

  7. jslice390
    Posted March 31, 2010 at 7:46 pm | Permalink

    I’d love to see the editor and to help test/debug it. Excited to hear what you decide.

  8. Posted April 1, 2010 at 2:27 am | Permalink

    And we help you with debug it.

  9. bart
    Posted April 1, 2010 at 3:10 am | Permalink

    quote ‘If you are not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you’ve launched too late.’

    Throw it in the community as see what life it’ll live: if nobody picks up on it, the editor is probably worth dying. If not, you’ll get the support, feedback & energy you’ll need to (co-)develop it further.
    Looking forward to it already!

  10. Posted April 1, 2010 at 5:35 am | Permalink

    Yeah! Put it on the air. Do it like google does. Put a “beta” tag and wait to see what we will think. The idea of put it on a SVN server and open for everyone help you is a good point. Think about it.


  11. Posted April 1, 2010 at 12:09 pm | Permalink

    Release ! Community power !

  12. Posted April 1, 2010 at 2:22 pm | Permalink

    Yes Please! I was working on making one for myself, but it’s not going so well. As long as we know it is a beta you should only get positive feedback :)

  13. Posted April 2, 2010 at 2:20 am | Permalink

    +1 for the release.
    I’m also willing to give some feedbacks and eventually try to help improve it.
    what does it do exactly? is it a wysiwyg editor with primitives and all?

    I think an important concern is the target audience : who should it be designed for ?

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