Extending the Year of Magit
The year of Magit is over if we count the days since the crowdfunding campaign ended, but the year 2018 is not. I have gotten a lot done in the last 365 days, but many features outlined in the roadmap remain unfinished.
One reason for this is Hofstadter's law of course, but for personal reasons I also wasn't as productive during summer as I should have been. I spend it on a different continent than usual, with the person I would rather live with all year around. My office for the duration also served as playroom and hallway, and lets just say I understand now why people have issues staying focused in open offices.
While I made sure not to promise to implement all the features mentioned in the campaign description—just to work toward that goal for a year—I also feel that my reduced productivity during summer means that I haven't actually given 100%. I have therefore decided to extend the year of Magit until the end of 2018.
My plans for the time after that are still undetermined. Another year working on Magit is still on the table, but so is seeking employment. I have to admit to myself that the contents of the campaign roadmap were not so much guided by an assessment of what I could get done in a year, as it was a list of the things I wanted to implement before I could walk away, feeling that Magit was "good enough" to retire.
It's not that I want to stop working on Magit—I still very much enjoy doing so and think it is an important tool with lots of room for improvement—but not doing so might not be the best course of action considering I have other goal in life too.
Three months won't be enough to implement everything that I hoped to get done during the year of Magit, but many big things will get done. The reference cards and workflow posters should also be ready by the end of the year.