MindTouch has posted their initial plans for the upcoming “Lyons” release, which will be the next major update that we’ll receive from them, early next year. This version promises to address the vast majority of the issues we still have with Deki, including most of those on my “most important issues” list.
They’re also working on a very interesting notifications API, which will make it possible to do things like automatically tweet or send email when pages are changed; this will let us set up subject-matter experts to receive notifications whenever pages in their area of expertise are changed. This will help encourage more active technical reviews of articles, and I think will lead to higher-quality documentation.
There’s also a lot of work being done to make it even easier to customize the software without requiring patches to the code itself.
Check out the roadmap to get some insight into what you can look forward to seeing on MDC in the coming months.