Feature Requests FAQ

Table of Contents

  1. Can you add my feature idea?
  2. How do I show support for a feature request?
  3. When will my feature be added?
  4. Is there any update on my feature request?
  5. How likely is my feature request to be implemented?
  6. GitHub shows my feature request was completed; when will it be available?
  7. Can you integrate more with some app?

Can you add my feature idea?

OpenKneeboard is a tool for displaying content in a world-locked position, and navigating it with pages and tabs. I will not accept feature requests or contributions that do not fit this model; for example, do not ask for the following features - the answer is no:

  • features related to mixed reality
  • attaching views/content to something that moves, such as your hand or controllers
  • ‘workaround’ feature requests for the above, e.g. ‘recentering every frame’

For other feature requests, search GitHub Issues; if a request for the specific feature already exists and is open, perhaps. If it exists and is closed, probably not - read the comments in the issue for details. If your request is not exactly the same, please open a second issue - don’t add it as a comment to any existing ones.

How do I show support for a feature request?

Add a thumbs up to the first comment on the GitHub issue. Comments equivalent to “this is important to me too” do not add anything.

When will my feature be added?

I work on OpenKneeboard when it is most fun or interesting way for me to spend my free time; similarly, your feature request will be added whenever it is the most fun or interesting way for me to spend my free time, or someone other than me implements and contributes it.

If your feature request comes from an established US business in the VR, simulation, aviation, defense, or other relevant industries, I may be available for contract work; please contact me me for details. I do not accept contracts for work from individuals, businesses outside the US, or businesses that do not have an established presence.

Outside of contract work, I do not do estimates of time or probability; requests for estimates will be ignored, and repeat requests will be considered spam.

Is there any update on my feature request?

Any updates are on the GitHub issue; if there is no update on the GitHub issue, there is no update, and no need to ask for one; requests for updates will be ignored, and repeat requests will be considered spam.

How likely is my feature request to be implemented?

I don’t do estimates of time or probability.

GitHub shows my feature request was completed; when will it be available?

Most likely in the next release where the first or second parts of the version number change. For example, if the current version is v1.8.4, feature requests will mostly be in v1.9.0, not v1.8.5. Bugfixes are will usually be in the next release; continuing the previous example, this would be v1.8.5.

There is no release schedule, and I do not estimate timeframes. Do not ask.

Can you integrate more with some app?

I generally do not spend time on app integrations unless I use the app personally, however contributions are welcome, and I may work on specific feature requests that improve integration. Feature request issues to integrate more with a specific app will most likely be closed without investigation, unless they are simply a reference list of specific feature requests or bug reports related to the app.

App developers can either directly contribute an integration, e.g. a custom tab type implemented in C++, or use the documented APIs. There is also a separate third-party developer FAQ.