Calendar Roadmap?

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Calendar Roadmap?

Postby jbowne » Wed Jun 29, 2011 8:06 pm

The work on the new calendar is GREAT! However as I look at when to implement the new calendar within our stake with the least amount of disruption and confusion I see some missing components like resource calendar not in the new calendar etc... and can't seem to find a place that has a detailed roadmap of the new calendar (functionality and timelines).

Is there a place on tech.lds.org that has the roadmap of functioinality and release times for the calendar so that we that are looking at when to move to the new calendar can guage the needed functionality to a timeline for migration?

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Postby aebrown » Wed Jun 29, 2011 8:27 pm

jbowne wrote:The work on the new calendar is GREAT! However as I look at when to implement the new calendar within our stake with the least amount of disruption and confusion I see some missing components like resource calendar not in the new calendar etc... and can't seem to find a place that has a detailed roadmap of the new calendar (functionality and timelines).

Is there a place on tech.lds.org that has the roadmap of functioinality and release times for the calendar so that we that are looking at when to move to the new calendar can guage the needed functionality to a timeline for migration?


The Church doesn't make it a practice to publish detailed timelines for its software projects. There is also not a detailed roadmap, but there are several items mentioned on the Known Limitations with the Calendar page in the Calendar's help system. There is a major new release of the calendar planned for next month which should address many of those issues.

And regarding the specific item you mentioned of a resource calendar I would note that although there are improvements that can and will be made in that area, the new calendar requires a significant change in thinking (see A Cultural Shift in Scheduling). Sometimes when we look for exactly what may have been in the classic calendar we don't find it because the philosophy has changed significantly. Many of the reasons (but admittedly not all) for the classic calendar's resource calendar are now handeld in an entirely different and much improved way.
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Postby jdlessley » Wed Jun 29, 2011 8:38 pm

jbowne wrote:Is there a place on tech.lds.org that has the roadmap of functioinality and release times for the calendar so that we that are looking at when to move to the new calendar can guage the needed functionality to a timeline for migration?

There is no roadmap available to the community. The most we have is that 2.0 was planned for June as stated in the calendar help. That information was removed with no further mention of a new time period. The opening post in the thread Preparing for the Calendar 2.0 Release would indicate the earliest would be late July or August assuming no issues come up to push it out again.
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Have you tried finding your answer on the LDS.org Help Center page or the LDSTech wiki?

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Postby jcevans » Tue Jul 26, 2011 10:13 pm

Hi - What is the link to 'A Cultural Shift in Scheduling'? It does not seem to be a hyperlink

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Postby kisaac » Tue Jul 26, 2011 10:22 pm

jcevans wrote:Hi - What is the link to 'A Cultural Shift in Scheduling'? It does not seem to be a hyperlink


I believe it's from the calendar help, here:

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Postby aebrown » Tue Jul 26, 2011 11:39 pm

jcevans wrote:Hi - What is the link to 'A Cultural Shift in Scheduling'? It does not seem to be a hyperlink


Sorry about that confusion. I fixed the link in my post.
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Postby kisaac » Wed Jul 27, 2011 7:15 pm

aebrown wrote:The Church doesn't make it a practice to publish detailed timelines for its software projects.


While this is true, and can see many reasons why they don't share their future ideas and plans, (because the roadmap is always changing...)

I don't think it is asking too much for those of us using MLS and the new tools at LDS.org to be given as much indication as they might have on future directions for MLS and LDS.org....
For example, if MLS on our desktop is scheduled to disappear anytime soon, I might begin to make different decisions then if I had confidence it would continue to be supported and developed along with LDS.org.


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