Current roadmap

The following is an approximate roadmap for the major features that we hope to support in Noda Time. Some of this roadmap is inspired by Noda Time's current limitations.

If there's something not mentioned here that you feel should be on this roadmap, then please either raise an issue or post on the mailing list.

This roadmap was last updated on 2014-06-27.

  • 2.0

    • Remove all obsolete API members
    • Remove support for the legacy resource-based time zone data format
    • Make all public static fields properties
    • Revisit all ordering and equality comparison operations. (Many may be removed, others may be exposed via specific comparers.)
    • Change granularity to be nanoseconds
    • Change internal representations (almost entirely hidden from the API, but will have performance impact - probably in both directions)
    • Introduce "adjusters" - functions such as "end of month", "next Wednesday", "truncate to second" which can be expressed in a unified API. Similar specific methods in the API may be removed.
    • Fix handling of all extreme values, with well-understood limits, no "beginning of time" values, etc.
    • Introduce new extension methods in Testing assembly, and make some existing methods extension methods. (We're pretty sure we don't need to support .NET 2.0, ever...)
    • Rename some methods which map cleanly to those in the BCL.
    • Consider adding a time zone to a clock, making it easier to express "now in the local time zone" in one go.
  • Unscheduled features and issues which we hope to address at some point:

    • Support month name parsing/formatting for the Hebrew calendar using CultureInfo
    • Ethopian calendars
    • More code analysis using Roslyn (e.g. check that all non-nullable parameters are validated)
  • Separate CLDR project

    • Formatting (probably not parsing) using CLDR data for month names, Unicode pattern symbols, possibly non-ASCII numbers.
    • CLDR time zone information (e.g. sample cities to display to users)