Jul 222010

MindTouch released MindTouch 2010 “Olympic” today. This has a lot of features they added specifically as a result of conversions I had with them earlier this year, and makes a lot of user experience improvements.

Take a look at the release notes.

Given that we’re planning to switch to a new wiki system in the first or second quarter of 2011, I’d like to get your opinions on whether or not we should install a major software update like this one right now.

On the plus side, it does give us some nice new features and usability improvements both for editing and maintaining, as well as supposedly substantial search improvements.

On the minus side, we’ve had problems with major MindTouch upgrades in the past. In addition, some of the exciting new features are ones that we won’t have with the first version of the new MDN wiki system our development team is building for us. I’d hate for people to get used to new features only to have them go away a few months later.

So what do you all think? I could go either way on this one — I’d like to have the new features but worry about how it would impact the community. So let me know how you feel either by email or commenting here.

 Posted by at 2:58 PM