I've added a development roadmap for both carousels; it outlines what I have in mind for future releases. If you'd like to see a feature added to either of the carousels, go ahead an comment on the roadmap page to have it added. If it's not too crazy, I can probably work it in. A large request for the feature carousel is to be able to display more than one flanking "feature" story. I think most people assume it can be done, but doing so requires rewriting a lot of code. I'll get this out on version 1.2. For version 1.1, I'm focusing on several small bug fixes and browser compatibility.
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