For the longest time, there were complains that Jolla would bail out of their promises. And while I still feel that it’s true, now it has moved from “Don’t make promises that you cannot keep” to “Just don’t promise anything”.
Community Forum was actually within schedule, but many things are still lingering in endless loop of not knowing what the hell is going on.
Recent example is SailfishOS 3 VoLTE support. It was advertised as one of the main features of SFOS3, but for now it seems to be dropped for who knows how long. And that’s the point. We are fine with delays and sometimes things do not go as planned. However, there has been almost no explanation or even announcement that it happened. Somebody just noticed that it was no-longer part of the SFOS 3 announcement page.
Qt upgrade is the next. I cannot keep even track what is the current reason for delaying since it seems to be doing ping pong movement in between almost a year. These things are constantly being asked in community meetings, so maybe there should be a FAQ about it that is kept up to date.
In all simplicity, I would like to know what Jolla is planning for this year and the next. What is the roadmap for new and current features? What do you see as the biggest problems with the OS right now and how you plan to fix them?
And not being certain how to answer or what to say is also an answer. Currently the complete dead silence is what people are angry about.
One cool way to communicate is to provide some insight on what’s going on. Something like GrimoireLab (or anything similar), would be really cool.