Developer Roadmap Update: 2021

New roadmap update, can be found here .

Changelog

  • 2FA with Authenticator App - now Private Beta
  • Documentation Site - now under Investigation
  • Script Editor Plugins - now under Investigation
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SMS is exploitable and vulnerable to SIM swapping

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Who says it’s “another” app? TOTP (what Google Authenticator implements) is a standard, also not one made by Google btw. Google Authenticator just happens to be the most popular TOTP app.

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In regards to outlines I would suggest:

  • custom width
  • custom colour
  • custom transparency
  • ability to add UI elements to the outline (similar to UIStroke, so we can create gradients and fades etc)
  • z-index
  • different stroke corner choices (millet/bevel/rounded etc)
  • toggle ability in scripts (so we can use as highlights when mouse rollovers)
  • ability to fill inside the outline with a colour/transparency/UI Elements
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If this go through and becomes a private beta, I wonder if I could get in. This looks REALLY interesting

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Rather disappointing to see that MaterialsService has been completely dropped, and that there are no plans to extend SurfaceAppearance to have tiling or be usable on BaseParts and UnionOperations.

Also interesting to note that the previous roadmaps have been completely removed and the only way of viewing them is via archived webpages, almost like Roblox doesn’t want you to see what features have been silently dropped… :confused:

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Don’t start conspiracy theories, please.

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I think a minor degree of speculation is reasonable when they suddenly vanished from the site without a trace, warning, or announcement.

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Probably because they have no reason to keep it in the first place.

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Where did the section that said what quarter of what year these might get released go? Detroit?

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I among many wish for more transparency between the company and us as developers, but planned features carry no guarantees. We can’t outright point fingers at Roblox just for changing their minds and not telling us, or why.

Speculate if you’d like, but they’re not trying to keep secrets. They just decided to cease pursuing it.

It may very well come back as another planned feature in the future - like MessagingService once was, I believe.

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The main point I was getting at was that it seemed very much like they were trying to silently brush said features under the rug, by hiding previous roadmaps and failing to acknowledge that they existed. :confused:

If we’re being frank, Roblox has a history of issues keeping the statuses of its current and planned features up to date. The Roadmap itself is far from the original page for upcoming features. It’s not beyond the possibility that they just don’t want to maintain the older instances anymore, and not because they want to sweep scrapped features under the rug.

Just recently in Release Notes for 482, there was some discussion about how a lot of flags (even from previous Release Notes) still say “Pending.”

I don’t like that they’ve hidden the previous roadmaps either, but if anything it’s because Roblox likely doesn’t want to be responsible for actively updating them anymore, at least until they’ve upgraded their flag checking systems.

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We actually identified what was causing a lot of the Release Notes items to go incorrectly updated. You might start seeing them be much more accurate in the near future.

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Please note that the roadmap is not a comprehensive list of features we are looking into. To reference the page directly - ‘This is not a complete list of all features we’re currently working on; it is merely some large features which we are currently investigating, ordered by how far along we are in our investigation.’. A feature being removed is not particularly evidence that Roblox is no longer pursuing it (and equally this message shouldn’t be taken as evidence that Roblox is pursuing the feature!).

We continue to improve the roadmap updating process, as clear communication with the creator community is super important to us!

As an aside, new roadmap update, can be found here .

Changelog

  • Find (All) / Replace (All) - now released
  • Custom Pivot Points - now in Open Beta
  • Memory Store - now in Closed Beta
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I am really glad they are working on 2FA with Authenticator App as many accounts are at risk of being hacked through the current system. I can’t wait to see this out of beta for us to use safely to keep our accounts safe and secure from hackers. As someone who has been hacked recently and lost quite a lot (my most visited game and 62,000 Robux), I really hope that the 2FA using an app comes out soon.

Also, I love that they are looking into adding the ability to rename groups in the future.

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As someone who has been running a large community of groups since 2013, this group renaming feature would be incredibly useful. It sounds like it is slated to come out soon, in quarter 3, so an update, or some information on how it might work, would be well appreciated by the clan community.

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Is there any plans to implement render filters? The potential would be endless for devs!

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Is there any plans to make some kind of linked folders to have tools/stuff in multiple places of the same game? I’m aware there are methods but having a more polished and specified built-in feature for this would be cool :grinning:

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Can’t you use Packages feature for that?

Unless you’re talking about using the linking feature in the live game, then that’s fair.

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