inessential by Brent Simmons

NetNewsWire 1.0.2 progress

So, here’s where we are with NetNewsWire 1.0.2:

1. Lots of little bugs have been fixed.

2. The news reader performs better, especially for people who often have lots of unread headlines. Some memory leaks have been fixed.

3. The weblog editor hasn’t been touched much yet.

So I’m working on #3—fixing bugs in the weblog editor and adding support for Radio UserLand and Movable Type options. Then I’ll release a beta.

NetNewsWire 1.0.2 will include only a few new features. Bug fixes and performance fixes are the main thing.

Despite all the great feature requests I get every day, I think this is the right thing to do.

People say that it’s features that bring in the money. And I believe that. New features are exciting and fun, because it’s new things you can do.

But I’m concentrating on bugs for now because:

1. Even if new features means more sales, the first responsibility is to the people who already bought the software.

2. New features may bring in more sales in the short run, but not fixing bugs will kill your product in the long run.