[TYPO3-core] Status of TYPO3 6.2 LTS

Ernesto Baschny [cron IT] ernst at cron-it.de
Thu Nov 21 10:36:35 CET 2013


thanks for coming forward with this important aspect:

Mario Rimann schrieb am 21.11.2013 10:19:
> Am 19.11.13 23:54, schrieb Ernesto Baschny:
>> Considering the expectations and the amount of installations that will
>> be upgraded to 6.2 LTS during the next year and the time left until the
>> planned release (3 weeks), our conclusion was very soon clear: We need
>> more time to finish a stable final release (6.2.0) and are willing to
>> postpone the release date for circa 3 months.
> We planned certain projects depending on the communicated and "expected
> to happen" release date. So on that side of the medal, we'll have to
> change our plans due to the delay (for some of the projects, this means
> the second shift now). That's not great an leaves at least a
> not-so-sweet smell on the way TYPO3 as a product is recognized.

We are aware of it, this is also a reason to spread the word as soon as
possible about that. Discussing and thinking about this in our group I
can think of these scenarios:

a) if you already planned to start a 6.2 project during the next few
weeks: You can still do that with 6.2 beta3. It will be *as stable* as
we would have released 6.2.0. The update to 6.2.0 later on will be very

b) if you are afraid of instability, consider starting with 6.1 and then
plan a smooth "small upgrade" to 6.2 LTS next year.

c) if you planned 4.5 -> 6.2 upgrades for the end of this year, I would
consider the upgrade to 6.2 beta3 if the resources are already bound and
if the areas we are still working on are not as critical in the project
(i.e. FAL).

> On the other side, we're fully with you and what was written in this
> thread so far: Releasing in December would cause many many (!!!) more
> troubles in the mid- to long-term.
> +1 for postponing the launch and keeping feature-freeze until then, so
> that everyone focuses on stabilizing + improving the now existing
> feature-set.
> Thanks for taking care - and the courage to change the schedule in favor
> of quality!

Thanks for the nice words and support, Mario!

Kind regards,

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