A public Roadmap (I can find)
It would be nice to have a public Roadmap with milestones, so we know which features are in the workd at the moment.
If you already have one: It would be nice if there'd be a link to that on the main page :)
An example for a really nice Roadmap: http://solid.kde.org/cms/1002
An example for a less rigid Roadmap: http://www.selenic.com/mercurial/wiki/index.cgi/UpcomingReleaseNotes
The roadmap is in flux. Status updates posted to the mailing lists sometimes include our intentions at the time.
I agree, it's not that hard to post a quick update to a "project plan" page. It's good for organization, as well as for keeping users updated.
Stop the excuses, Freenet team. Once again: *** Listen. To. Your. Users. ***
Why is it so hard to post a quick roadmap or "what's next" for Freenet on your website? Don't you want to be transparent and elicit more support?
For a Freenet roadmap I would imagine a blend of the WhatsNew from Mercurial (for released versions) and a work plan in the style of the PR changelog.
I can create a simple site template for that, if you want to use one.
Mercurial has a WhatsNew which lists the relevant changes per version:
- Mercurial WhatsNew: http://www.selenic.com/mercurial/wiki/index.cgi/WhatsNew
In one of the projects I contribute to, we have a "PR changelog" and a normal changelog:
- PR changelog: http://phex.svn.sourceforge.net/viewvc/phex/phex/trunk/PR-changelog.txt?view=markup
- normal changelog: http://phex.svn.sourceforge.net/viewvc/phex/phex/trunk/changelog.txt?view=markup
As you can see, the PR changelog mostly states the changes which users can experience.
Could you just keep some page updated with the current RoadMap?
Something like "current plans" or similar (to make it clear that there are no adamant milestones).
IMO Ideally the RoadMap would be in freenet and in the default bookmarks, maybe joined with a "WhatsNew"; A changelog for mortals.