[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
> 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
> Thanks for taking care - and the courage to change the schedule in favor
> of quality!
Thanks for the nice words and support, Mario!
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