In no way is this meant as anything but constructive. It seems like most of this would have been discussed at some point, but I’m not finding it in the forum.
Like many others, we’ve come to depend on FOG. We’ve been starting to feel a fair bit of pain when it comes to imaging (U)EFI machines and have been hoping 0.33 would help with that. We’ve been waiting a long time, but I’m beginning to think we should stop waiting and should start helping out.
I’d like to better understand the issues that have delayed 0.33. I’m betting that a couple of key people moving into new jobs may have been a primary factor but maybe there was a major change in direction that ended up causing more pain than was expected. (I’ve been on the wrong end of that a few times myself.)
I’m also curious about the donations. Are they significant or so small as to just be a pain to manage?
We’re lucky enough to have two programmers on staff and will be adding a third in about four months. FOG is important enough to us that we want to begin donating some time. Any advice on how to get involved on that end would be appreciated. We were going to just download .33 and begin banging away in a test environment.
Basically, I’d like to see a discussion of how the community can help out, really help out.