Willy, these projects sound really interesting. B
ut I'm very concerned with all the self congratulations such as “rocks”.
I've yet to see any of these projects publically reviewed (are they available somewhere...Google and Bing don't find anything) by the wider community (forget MVPs for a moment they aren't exactly nonbiased), and I get the eriee feeling that these projects are going to ship and never be updated/maintained until 3 years from now. One of the greatest, if not THE GREATEST ranger's project has been the Branching and Merging guidance because one of your rangers, Bill Hey's is CONSTANTLY answering questions on the codeplex forum and he's blogging his answers and dialoging with the community about their questions/solutions. See here: tfsbranchingguideiii.codeplex.com/discussions.
If you do "SHIP" these ranger projects...please follow the Google model and ship them as Beta and then engage with the community for 6-9 months and then do a RTM. I'd like to see 2 week SCRUM releases for each of these projects once they go BETA and the Rangers have time to fix errors/add improvements.
You may call them Released...but I would call them NON Reviewed....
I've burned by 2 ranger projects and I want the projects to get better. See 1) The TFS Integration Platform - see here: blogs.msdn.com/.../tfs-integration-platform-updated-mar-11.aspx 2) The database guide ranger project and the lack of continued effort from that ranger project: vsdatabaseguide.codeplex.com/.../224731