As Rick already mentioned and we’ve promised before, we’re going to make all the information we talked about here public as soon as we can.
We leave for home at 5:45am so I suppose I should get to sleep but I’m hoping we can get the stuff up by Tuesday or Wednesday of this week.
One thing I want to point out is that late last year we publicly stated that we were going to start being more open about what we were doing, etc… and I hope that our showing at SXSW makes it more obvious that we’re sticking to that commitment. We made this clear in the Q&A;here at SXSW.
Speaking of which, SXSW is supposed to release podcast style recordings of all the panels, including ours, and we’ll link those as soon as they are available. Also, Andru from Gear Live recorded a couple of the sessions on his very beautiful HD Video camera and I believe he plans to release those as well (though I don’t know for sure).
About the release date…. Its not April 1st. This was addressed in the Q & A Panel and the honest answer is that there isn’t a release date and I want to be clear about this.
Its not that we have one that we’re keeping secret, its that the way we develop involves a total lack of release dates. We, honest to God, do not have a release date, even internally. Its simply not how we work. For those of you have concerns with this, my reply is that our system of development has produced one of the best web publishing systems on the planet and not having release dates and roadmaps is part of the price we all pay for that. We think its worth it.
That being said, it obviously behooves us to get this sucker out as fast as possible and if we didn’t think we could deliver in a reasonable amount of time we’d never have shown 2.0. As others have point out in this thread that would be very stupid of us to do that. At some point in the near future we will do our best to give a general time frame along with more information. We’ll do our best to not leave you in the dark, pull as little surprises on people as possible, and make this whole process as pleasant as possible while still giving space and respect to our development process and the private logistics involved in releasing a major web application.