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Dutch Tree 2.0

Is there any news or update on the Dutch Tree 2.0? Or a latest estimate on when it might be ready for A/B testing by?

April 14, 2017

24 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Simius

The Dutch Tree 2.0 is finished and is ready to be submitted for A/B testing. However, there is a bug that prevents us from doing that and the developers are not responding to any of our emails and bug reports. So the ball is their court. No idea how long it will take. The Norwegian team had to wait 3 months, we're about one month in.

April 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Simius

Things are finally moving!

April 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Simius

...aaaand things have stopped moving.

There is a delay on launching new course ab tests as we focus on making Duolingo more stable and faster."

April 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cian8656

Is it just me or is Duolingo not even slow in the first place?

And why are they wasting time on things like achievements and annoying Duo spam on the app version if that's the case?

I just want to learn Dutch :(

April 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cian8656

Has there been any movement or news on this at all since or is it still on pause by the developers?

May 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Simius

No news to report, sorry. I'll post here when they tell me anything. Hopefully some resources have been freed up with the release of the Japanese course, but that's all speculation.

May 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lernhase

Nice! Looking forward to trying out the second version of the tree. Thanks to the whole team for their work!

April 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/I_Am_Robin

It sounds like the devs are very isolated from the people who work on the courses, not the best business strategy (I've seen similar posts in the past). If the communication improves I'd be more than happy to sign up to the monthly ad-free version (even though I use PC). I'm aware it's not your fault.

April 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Simius

Yeah, communication between the staff and the volunteers has never been great. There are only one or two developers actively working on the Incubator, while there are hundreds of contributors working on many different languages, each with their own issues and questions. It would be great if we were a bit higher on the priority list, but this is how it's been for years.

On a lighter note, I just heard that they are looking to hire a new incubator dev! So there's hope for improvement.

April 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/I_Am_Robin

There's so many languages in the incubator, and duo has barely even touched Asian languages, I can see how only a few devs would struggle to keep up with the demand. Thanks for keeping us updated though, I can't wait for the new tree to be released!

April 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dr_Badegakk

Great to hear that the tree is finished! Too bad that it's held up for such a reason, but ah well; we will just have to butter ourselves with patience, as we say in Norway. I really look forward to your updated tree!

April 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cian8656

Thanks for the update. That's great news. Hopefully they'll sort it out sooner rather than later. I can't wait to see what's in the new tree.

April 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LarsHogberg
September 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Creacher5

I was put on the new tree today

December 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/vertigo3000

I think it's abandoned, it's been 2 years. Plus they removed the sticky for the tree 2.0.

April 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Blackbeart

No, I don't think it's abandoned. They said it should come out soon.

April 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/vertigo3000

They deleted their post and they said that almost a year ago with no updates. I hope it isn't abandoned, it just feels like it.

April 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LarsHogberg

The team members have been giving updates on the forum. I read just a few weeks ago that the finish line is near.

April 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hughcparker

Can you post a link to where you read that?

April 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pentaan

https://www.duolingo.com/comment/21138623
In the comment of moderator Simius
"We are close to releasing a new version of the Dutch course, which does include such a skill!"

April 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PolMicheal

I've only done the first skill. I think I'll wait until 2.0 to do the whole course.

April 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MrDubbs

Why wait? Your progress will carry over to the new tree. No time like the present!

April 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mrbaleen

I found out I was put on the new tree and it wiped out most of my progress. Units that I had completed are now totally undone. Most of my tree is completely reset. I'm pretty peeved and discouraged. I basically have to start the course from scratch despite having heaps of it unlocked...I'm set back at least a week or two from this >:(

December 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Simius

Hi there, have a look at some of the more recent posts about the new tree. You'll find that your progress has not actually been wiped out, since Duolingo will know which words you've already learned. Instead, you just need to catch up with the new content. Although it looks like you have to start a lot of the skills from scratch, you won't actually have to re-do all the lessons. After just one or two lessons, the skill is likely to jump back to its golden status. It will go faster than you think, I promise!

December 26, 2017
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