Nov 15, 2012 at 8:53 PM
Edited Nov 15, 2012 at 9:34 PM
Yes, I know there's a joke of a roadmap here:
When are you guys going to release actual updated plans for what you're planning for this language? It's been a month and a half since you announced TypeScript and there's yet to be
any update on what additional public releases are going to contain or when they will happen.
I've looked at the develop branch, and all the checkins since the public release have been bug fixes from what I can tell (without diving in too deeply). It would really help organizations adopt TypeScript if we had a firm commitment from MS on developing
and supporting this language and the almost total radio silence is not helping. Yes, Jon Turner has escalated many requests to Issues in the Issue Tracker, but not a single one of these have been comments, priorities, or ETAs assigned yet.
When will generics be added? Where are we with source map support in VS? Is async/await likely to happen or is not going to happen? Open source projects ideally entail more than just a source code dump.
For a comparison on how to quickly respond to community feedback, Mads Kristensen's great team has had
7 releases of VS Web Essentials 2012 in the last month and a half.
In summary, I think TypeScript is fantastic so far, but a tighter feedback loop would be really helpful.
Possibly as I was writing this, 8.1 was released. As I posited, it looks like mainly bug fixes. Some feedback about planned features and release timelines would still be super helpful.