July 30, 2018 at 3:47 am #403147
Math NotermansMember93 pts@mnotermans5114
As Andrew ( @mlap1 )states, i do have the same questions. Working with Online now, i do like it, but clients asking for options not available either in Online or Inspire without heavy scripting from me… End of this summer i do have to advice several clients what to use for their new courses. They are open to my advice, since i will do most of the development, but as it is now…neither Lectora Online nor Inspire fullfill their wishes good enough. Would love to tell them… oh wait, Lectora 18 is coming with this and this and this…. convincing them to use Lectora instead of some of the competition. But as it looks now, Adapt, Rise, Elucidat and H5P fit their wishes better.August 1, 2018 at 2:03 pm #403397
Currently, a service pack is planned to come out (17.1.6) to address some bug fixes in the near future. Version 18 is scheduled for sometime between Q3 and Q4. The scope of the project was changed to include more beneficial content so the date was pushed back from my original “summer 2018” statement. In the next version, we hope to see community and user suggestions. The only thing I know for sure is some improvements to RCD which will mimic current functionality in Lectora Online. We appreciate your interest and understanding as we continue to use the Agile process of development to meet the needs of our customers, company, and regulatory matters.August 1, 2018 at 5:37 pm #403418
Hi Jennifer (@jvalley4735), this is truly great news, especially about using Agile process of development, where Trivantis includes input from customers. I have made several relatively simple suggestions starting back in 2016 in version 16, none of these have been acknowledged (i.e. No feedback) and they have not been included in any updates.
Please advise, how does a customer ask for feature updates and/or much needed (relatively simple) changes?August 3, 2018 at 10:18 am #403653
Please advise, how does a customer ask for feature updates and/or much needed (relatively simple) changes?
I monitor conversations and pick out suggestions or pinpoint issues. If it needs attention and you want to make sure it get’s seen you can @ me like what happened in this thread. There is also a Lectora Suggestions forum, for both Lectora Inspire/Publisher and Lectora Online, where we recommend posting your suggested changes, as much background information as possible, and an example. Then your thread can be liked or commented on if multiple people are in agreement. Either myself or other members of the Trivantis team (Joe W likes to help me out when he has time) will review your post.
The information is shared with our development team. I personally have a meeting with our Product Manager on Thursdays. He also meets with members of support, marketing, and other departments to hear all audiences. We talk about what I’m hearing about in general and go over the newest suggestions/bugs/improvements are being talked about. From there the suggestion goes through a triage process. It’s scaled on importance, we look at the impact it can potentially have on the existing product, who has the availability to make the changes, and how much work it’ll take to complete. Among other aspects. Our end goal is to have a product that has a high impact on the front end and low impact on the back end.
This is me personally speaking, I know that last statement can sting. Especially when you’ve been struggling with issues to make things work. I was a developer before I joined the company and in my first job, I was literally in charge of giving my team a go/no-go on updating Lectora since we had auto-updating turned off and didn’t want to disrupt on-going development (v10, 11, and 12). But please be assured we are doing our best in this complex technological landscape to take into account the most open-ended number of computers, browsers, and devices that we support.August 3, 2018 at 4:07 pm #403707
Thank you so much for your detailed reply. I have used the above mentioned forum to communicate, however, I have had no feedback on my suggestions/requests. Whilst asking fellow Lectora developers to like or comment on a suggestion is a good idea, the problem with that is one needs to know about the forum and request to be notified, I suspect that 90+% of community members just look for answers and post questions if they cannot find an answer to their issues, that said, some of my requests have been voted, liked and commented.
I also understand the process as I was part of the ToolBook development team on a few significant projects and was part of the Lectora version 17 testing team.
I know this is not the forum but here are the top three:
August 9, 2018 at 4:09 am #404042August 9, 2018 at 7:52 am #404060
- Ability to launch published titles locally without the need to re-publish.
- Publish Titles – Copy extern files last
- Extra graphics created when publishing in Lectora 12 and through to 17
Thank you so much for laying this out @pjackson2462 . I made sure to mention it in my weekly meeting with the Product Manager.August 9, 2018 at 4:50 pm #404157
Thank you very much, I really appreciate this.October 15, 2018 at 1:48 pm #409239
jvalley4735 mentioned in January of 2018 with regard to the next iteration of Lectora. I’m assuming the question was targeted around v2018: “It’s in development right now! So it’ll still need to go through quality assurance and regression testing before it’s released.” It is now mid-October and we have yet to see a v18 of Lectora. Any sign of an update? 2019 is 10 weeks away! We would like to see some significant updates and fixes to bugs… All bugs! We’re to a point where we become very nervous when updates come around because there is a pattern of “other” things breaking when updates are released. Right now, I can’t get a streaming video to play. Very frustrating. Thanks for listening!October 15, 2018 at 10:15 pm #409289
Math NotermansMember93 pts@mnotermans5114
This wednesday the New England Users Group has Darryl Fleary speaking at their meeting. He is gonna show ( i hope ) and talk about Lectora 18. So i do hope it will be out before the end of the year, and i do hope any new features will be worthwhile.
If you have general questions about the New England Lectora User’s Group or about getting more involved, you can contact Laura Gillenwater, NELUG Chairperson at firstname.lastname@example.orgOctober 18, 2018 at 2:42 pm #409860
It’s in Beta as I type! The release is scheduled for next week. A webinar is being planned for the middle of November to discuss the changes.October 18, 2018 at 2:44 pm #409867
In regards to the pushing back of the release, the decision was made to postpone the original summer release date in order to provide the most value to our customers. We know it’s been a while since we’ve done a major release but minor updates were being made in order to address any hot ticket items. Thank you for your patience and we hope to have a great release.
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