More Stable, More Secure, More Settings and Supports Amazon S3
The first time that you attempt to do something, it’s pretty much a guarantee that it’s going to suck. This doesn’t necessarily need to be a bad thing. Shows like America’s Funniest Home Videos and MXC have found dozens of way to cash in on the humiliation of their participants. (And what better exemplifies pure suck than a golf ball to the groin?)
It, therefore, shouldn’t come as any surprise that creative pursuits are no exception to the general rule of suckiness. After all, you have to overcome inexperience and ineptitude to produce anything. The only way to ensure that a release doesn’t suck is to finish a first draft and revise heavily. Which requires a great deal of work.
Yet … as interesting as that might be, this isn’t a post about the creative process. It’s about Time Drive and I should probably admit that Time Drive 0.1 had a few … rough … edges. Sure, it mostly worked, but it was new software and did too many strange things to declare anything other than a “work in progress.” But Time Drive 0.1 was a first release and first releases suck.
Second releases, however, offer a chance to clean things up, refine the bleeding edge, and otherwise deliver the goods. Maybe that’s why I’m so excited to announce the release of Time Drive 0.2. This version of Time Drive is a great improvement over it’s predecessor. So much so that Time Drive 0.2 is hereby dubbed the “More S” release: more stable, more secure, more settings, and Amazon S3 storage.
In the remainder of this post, I’ll attempt to justify such a silly name by taking a look at a few of those new features.