Dear Backers and webOS community supporters,
In the last couple updates we were excited to show you that the Graphics Acceleration implementation, the biggest remaining challenge to getting ACL shipped out to you by September 30th was almost complete, and that there were only a few issues that stood in the way of having an early release of ACL that would truly live up to everyone's expectations. Last week we told you that we would have dealt with those issues over the past week, and be releasing a near complete ACL release today. We had a clear view of what was causing the problems we were facing, and what we were confident were good ideas to tackle them. Unfortunately however, those approaches have failed. Despite our best efforts all of last week with team members from OpenMobile, Phoenix and outside volunteers working late nights and through the entire weekend, we have failed to correct the problems that activating acceleration have introduced. Now as you saw in the last videos, the graphics acceleration is indeed working, and is lightning fast, but there are still a couple issues that are disrupting the user interface when the acceleration is running.
This does not mean that the problem has beaten us, rather we need to go back to the drawing board and devise a new plan of attack. We feel that our efforts are still only weeks away from completion and hope to have the acceleration delivered to you by September 30th as per our release date. With that said, this will not be a complete version, but do expect an update to come out a few short weeks later giving you the best possible product.
We realize that we promised a final product for Kickstarter backers by the 23rd of September, but you as well will have to wait until the 30th of September for this release.
We're very sorry about this - We made last week's commitment to you in good faith with what we believed was a solid strategy in place for tackling the issues, and we really hate disappointing you when you've been supporting us all along. As soon as we can be sure about the timeline we will let you know with an update here. For now, please do know that we are all working really hard on this and not a minute is being wasted - we are completely dedicated to getting ACL completed as soon as possible.
Thank you for your understanding,