Dear InvoicePlane community,
unfortunately I have to tell you that I won’t continue working on InvoicePlane 2. I already started with the planning and the basic structure but it does not make any sense to continue. I’m really sad that this is not an announcement about how good the development is going.
The reasons for the stop
First of all: InvoicePlane 2 is a very large project. Very large. Some months ago I stopped writing code because I started to realise that you can’t just begin with the code for this piece of software. You can read more about this in a Medium.com article. InvoicePlane 2 is a full-time project. A single person would need to work on the software several hours a day to be able to finish it before christmas 2016. I’m working full time at the moment and I start my studies in about a month. I have some clients and another project I’m working on. Currently I’m able to spend about 30 minutes a day for InvoicePlane and this includes all other stuff: the website, the SaaS partnership management, community support.
That’s why I will stop working on InvoicePlane 2 for now.
The Future of InvoicePlane 2
Well, it’s pretty sad but the project will be on hold until we have found several developers that are willing to spend some time on the software. As I already mentioned: several hours per day are needed to finish version 2.0 before any used assets of even the used framework are out of date. I asked a lot of people, wrote several help requests and some people offered their help in the future but I couldn’t find any active and passionate developer who’s familiar with the framework and the assets and can spend an hour per day.
If you are interested and think that you are really able to start this thing again, feel free to contact me.
What about InvoicePlane 1?
InvoicePlane 1 will get my full attention again. I will work on several things that really need to be fixed or improved in the future:
- advanced product management and implementation of the expenses
- rewrite of the whole save procedure for quotes and invoices
- redesign of the invoice edit screen
- (maybe) user management with groups
Please notice that some features will not be implemented into InvoicePlane 1 as they are reserved for version 2.
Well, that’s it. If you have any questions or ideas feel free to leave a comment.