There is a lot of frustration across a lot of threads over things, some pretty basic, that don’t work in Sailfish - either at all or partially. We all know what they are - stuff like network connectivity in Android, GPS on the XA2, backups that won’t upload to cloud services, VoLTE, multiple issues on X10 II and so on.
We also know that Jolla’s resources are limited (err, I think I’ve heard that before - somewhere here ) and they never like to promise the availability of fix, or this or that functionality, etc. I understand that sometimes this is because what can seem like a simple thing turns out to be nowhere near simple.
It would be, I think, a huge step forward in terms of community communication, for Jolla to perhaps publish just a simple list of the top ten things they are focussing on. So that is not a promise of a delivery within any particular timeframe, or even at all (if things don’t pan out as they often don’t) - just a list of their priorities at any given time. There would be no committent that the list wouldn’t change, with things dropping off in favour of others coming on - in business, as in life, things change all the time. This could be monthly quarterly or annually.
This would give us community users (whether we be just phone users like myself, or developers) a huge boost in understanding whether any, some or none of our concerns are being given any sort of focus or priority. It would give us a ‘gentle’ hope that improvements may be coming, at some point, in areas that we need a phone to provide - or not.
Companies publish roadmaps all the time, so I do not think this is unreasonable.
Yes, I’m sure this has been asked for before. OK, I’m proposing it again!
Now I know, and expect, particular forum users to respond to this and say that such a mechanism will only drive disappointment and outrage if something is ‘promised’ on the list and the not delivered - so its a waste of time and effort. To those, please re-read my words above - its just a list of items being focussed on at any given time, not a promise of delivery. And better communication with your user and developer base is never a waste of time.