On the one-week anniversary of DMS, it seemed appropriate to post some of the initial feedback you’ve given us, as well as go over where DMS and PageLines are headed in the future.
Since it’s release less than two weeks ago DMS has been downloaded 21,161 times. So it’s had a lot of scrutiny from some amazing people in the web design world.
Some of these people have written up reviews that may be of interest to you if you’re thinking of switching or upgrading. Rather than repeat what people have said, I’m just going to link to a couple of these articles here for you guys to do further reading:
Leyland Fiegel has written up a video review at ThemeLab.
Lauren Orsini has put together a full review on ReadWrite…
Additional thoughts on DMS from Using PageLines.
With the new DMS structure, we’re able to provide a much more rapid and predictable road map.
Once we get our systems operational again, there are some more advanced features that we’ll be working on that we feel will take DMS to the next level. So let’s go over those loosely so you get a feeling for where it’s headed.
So real quickly, over the next few months we’ll be working on:
- 0.9.6+ releases:
Getting all systems back to operational status. As we’ve posted, PageLines has some issues during launch. As such, we’re putting back together a few of the missing pieces in the wider application infrastructure. Specifically, auto updating and v2 compatibility.
- 1.0.x releases:
Will focus on tweaks to improve workflow, usability and integration with platform & extension market. Extension installation will be improved, workflow will be refined.
- 1.1.x releases:
Will be focused at streamlining the codebase and improvement workflow and speed. Specifically, we’ll be working on speeding up the way you edit your site, and publish changes.
- 1.2.x releases:
New drag and drop tools for options, improved options UX and additional features
On the cutting edge
As we announced in this blog article, DMS is an open source project. This means you can also use the ‘cutting edge’ releases, as we push changes there.
Make sure to follow PageLines DMS on Github to keep up with the nitty-gritty.
Also, we’ve been seeing a TON of contributions (called pull requests) from developers and PageLines users. This has already helped to make it better, and we’re looking forward to this as a group effort.
If you have any issues or other ideas, please feel free to post them on the Github issues page for DMS.