There was an announcement in the most recent newsletter that said the ancestry deadline will not be met and that the ancestry support will be released as soon as it is ready.
Once upon a time - back in the FamilyOrigins days - there was an announcement of a delivery date for a feature and the date was not met. Subsequently, the RootsMagician adopted a policy of not providing anticipated dates for features or products for fear that once again a date might not be met. He made an exception in the case of the ancestry support, and probably regrets making the exception.
But I wish to commend him in two respects. One commendation is that I do think an exception was merited in the case of the ancestry support. Former FTM users were left high and dry by ancestry, and they needed some indication of what was going to be happening in the future so they could plan accordingly. The other commendation is that when problems were encountered in meeting the date, a decision was made not to ship a product that was not yet ready. Lots of vendors would have shipped a product that was not ready, just to meet a date, and doing so is not really a service to the users.
Users have to remember that software development is hard, and I mean really, really hard. The RM developers were working with a totally new ancestry sync interface because ancestry refused to release the old one that was already working. The RM developers couldn't have known exactly when the new ancestry sync interface would be released to them, and there almost certainly would have been bugs in the new ancestry sync interface that would have created problems on the RM side of the house. And there could have been no way for the RM developers to anticipate all the little complexities and gotchas that were in the new interface. So I think the RootsMagician made the best possible decisions in a difficult situation, and I would encourage him occasionally to make additional exceptions to his "don't announce the date" rule when there are exceptional conditions that might warrant him doing so. So I thank him, and I commend him.