Mature device cores
A device core is promoted to mature state when time and experience tells us that it has a history of functional coherence. It’s probably not perfect - nothing ever will be - but it’s considered stable.
Beta device cores
In beta mode a device core is fully implemented and working. However it’s not considered mature yet simply because of time and the likelyhood that some features are still lacking and needs to be fixed.
Alpha device cores
In alpha mode a device core is partially implemented. Something will work and can be tested. It’s also likely that it will contain more bugs than a beta or mature device core. It’s very much work-in-progress. Therefore, we invite you to contact us if you are interested in an alpha-state device core. Like with planned device cores we need real world users to inform (and sometimes pay for) our development decisions.
Planned device cores
When device cores or actions are “planned” they are introduced on cores.skaarhoj.com for inspiration of the global community of SKAARHOJ UniSketch users. In this phase everything is in a conceptual phase, in other words; nothing actually works yet. A device core will progress to alpha state when enough users or other business arguments promotes it on the development todo list and we begin to implement working features. When a device core is planned and you are interested in it, please tell us about it! We are most likely looking for users who can help us guide (and sometimes pay for) the development. We won’t implement something nobody will ever use.
You’ll sometimes find that actions for any given device core is described as “(Pro)” or “(Planned)”. In both cases the feature won’t be working for you if you select it. In planned mode, an action is still just an idea and we put it out like this to gather feedback and gauge the interest from users until eventually we will/may implement it. A pro action on the other hand is not active simply because you don’t have a license for it (yet). So, by purchasing a license for the pro actions of a given device core you can enjoy this feature. A license is per-controller and when we install the license for your controller you won’t see the (Pro) tag anymore and the feature will work for you. Paying for Pro actions help us justify the development of exotic, rarely used or time consuming features.