Thanks, that's very kind!
@mikelove:Mine is: Context for vocab automatically saved with flashcards.
If the first beta comes out before this summer, the final version could arrive a few months after that. If not, it will be a bit later. You can also see it another way: The longer it takes, the more effort will have been put in, and the better it will be. I would think Mike will follow a more frequent update schedule in the future, so that a new version appears every 1-2 years instead leaving a gap of 4 years. This time, it was surely due to large architectural changes which can only come as one large package and are impossible to split up into multiple smaller packages arriving every 1-2 years.I can also say that I'd like to have a beta out before summer, because after Apple's WWDC developer conference in June I expect to have a huge new pile of work dumped onto us to deal with iOS 13 (supposedly bringing big UI changes, especially on iPad) and Marzipan (iOS-on-Mac), plus whatever anticipatory half-baked knockoff of those things Google announces at their developer conference in May. But whether or not that will actually happen is TBD.
Not quite that soon, sadly.I'm hoping for beginning of next year, rather than next Christmas.
Yes, updates should be much more frequent / incremental after this. Also, with our new app architecture there should be very few feature requests we can't potentially implement in an incremental update (virtually nothing we've received in the last 10 years would fall in that category, at any rate), so to the extent that we are still doing big multi-year stuff, it'll mostly be new features and we can keep those totally secret and thus avoid having anybody ask us when they're going to be readyI would think Mike will follow a more frequent update schedule in the future, so that a new version appears every 1-2 years instead leaving a gap of 4 years.
To be honest that's quite easy to implement so it's not something which we've decided on the fate of yet; it might be one of a whole bunch of little features we dole out in various 4.x updates after having done the big stuff for 4.0.If I remember correctly, there was mention of e-book sentences being extracted from e-books and loaded into their respective entries.
I understand. Bon courage.When it's done. The fact that we've spent a huge portion of the last few months (and the last month-and-a-half in particular) dealing with bugs introduced by Apple/Google in iOS 13 and Android 10 instead of working on 4.0 hasn't helped matters, sadly.