Tired of waiting? You’re certainly not alone. We read about hold backs after hold backs for months now, without any substance backing anything up. Even this latest post three days ago asks for yet another two months of waiting. No new code, but new paid plans, apparently giving up free forum support. One could even read it as if they’re playing with the idea of going closed source.
Seeing this, Merchant’s Edition could no longer hold back and did what thirty bees should have done a year ago already: I made a release from what’s there. That’s more than 400 bug fixing commits since the last release, certainly not too shabby.
So say hello to Merchant’s Edition 1.9.0
Technically it’s a thirty bees release with a renamed installer package. It’ll install as thirty bees 1.1.1.
Merchants with an existing shop simply upgrade to the latest Bleeding Edge 1.1.x, that’s the same. And remember: 1.1.x as of half a year ago isn’t the same as 1.1.x of today.
What’s the plan? Well, there is no shortage of ideas, including:
About Merchant’s Edition: there’s a working business model in place already. No need to beg for money. Merchant’s Edition may come up with things like Crowdfunding for larger improvements. From my own experience, merchants will happily pay if they get a substantial reward for their money, like fixed bugs and working code. Let me take this opportunity to thank those who did so far, it has been much appreciated!
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