We are still talking with the contractor working on the Pro update, and it sounds like they want to finish the project, and can speed things up. We are now trying to work out a system with them to get more frequent status reports, so progress won’t just disappear for a month as it did in May.
We have been programming Goldenseal and its precursors since 1986, and have a pretty good idea of how long things will take for features in our own code. However, our expertise is in the estimating and accounting aspects of the C++, and we usually subcontract the parts that get too far away from that (e.g. networking, and raw OS work). Sometimes it seems that programming contractors are not that different from construction ones!
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