Coming with an update that unfortunately we’ll need to delay our previously-planned November release for a few weeks.
We know that a lot of you are eager for this release “Relations as Objects”, which includes features such as installing/de-installing Types & Relations, Set by relation, deletion from graph, and other much-anticipated features. Thanks for your patience and understanding thus far.
That’s the main gist of this announcement, but for those who are curious I want to take a few moments to shed light on why this update has taken so many months and why we’re moving cautiously in implementation.
First, we’ve introduced a shift in data structure. Rather than being stored within Objects, relation data is now stored on the level of your space (which at this moment you can think of as account-level). While this allows for more modular and flexible management of relations, it also requires a huge refactoring and lots of work to stabilise. We want to be sure that no accounts or data are compromised when we release this update.
Second, we needed to be certain that the principles we introduce with this update will continue to be applicable in future versions of Anytype, specifically multi-spaces (where you will likely need different types & relations for work versus home spaces), and collaboration (where multiple people will be working with a common set of Types & Relations, but some of these people might want to modify them).
Added to this, was another layer of complexity about how deleted types & relations should behave across a decentralised architecture, where there is the risk of unsynced Objects which use Types & Relations that were meanwhile uninstalled on another device.
All that is to say, we’re heads down working hard to deliver v1 of Relations-as-Objects, and we wish to do it nicely. That means we will need a few more weeks to test & improve the internal version and make sure it’s stable.
We appreciate your continued support and understanding, and look forward to bringing a new release as soon as we are confident to do so