Option 1: Release a MVP consisting of a client with a CLI/RPC interface and a working blockchain ASAP which does nothing but register and look up names.
* Let outside developers start integrating Keyhotee.
* Let people starting marketing Keyhotee outside of these forums
* "Keyhotee is ready!", but no user-friendly interface or any advanced functionality
Option 2: Delay launching the blockchain further but have a clean, feature-full application to interact with it soon after it launches.
Pros/cons: The opposite of pros/cons from above.
This poll is part of my status update in this thread: https://bitsharestalk.org/index.php?topic=3598.0
I think you've missed the current division of work: Eric Frias and I are now working on the generic blockchain code which will be used for Keyhotee and other DACs, while the guys in Poland (lead by vogel67) are working on the GUI side and Keyhotee-specific backend requirements (e.g. system-specific messages like authorization requests, etc). These are independent efforts proceeding in parallel, mostly.
Theoretically, we could move them to working on the blockchain with us, but in practice, its much simpler for Eric and I to handle it, since we can sit in the same room and design it together. The other reason this division of labor is more sensible is that only Eric and I are really familiar with Dan's fc library which is used as the basis for the networking and fiber code, and it takes some time to understand this code well (Eric and I both worked in this code base on a past contract).
Plus, if we did bring all those guys into blockchain code now, we'd still need to add KH-specific stuff to the backend afterwards.
For those who are curious, this is current Invictus programmers as I'm aware of it (there's also a few outside guys):
In US, bytemaster works on BitSharesX
In US, emfrias and I are designing blockchain/p2p code
In Poland, vogel76, grzegorz, and PaulEU work on KH GUI and KH-specific backend code
In Poland, gandalf provides build support, scripts, and general system admin support
In India, yuvaraj works on KH GUI and is also primary tester for KH (he's away this month on honeymoon)